Means Without End

02.03.11

Shannon Benine: Means Without End
February 3 / 2011 – March 15 / 2011
The Brunswick Gallery
158 Brunswick Street
Jersey City, New Jersey

“On display is a section of Chicago artist Shannon Benine’s Means Without End. This project examines the physical and psychological effects of war in the form of a delicate sculptural wall hanging made from photograms of unfolded origami peace cranes. Resembling both a patterned tapestry and a wall of bullet holes, each segment of the panel represents the life of a fallen U.S. soldier beginning with those who once lived in Benine’s community. The piece serves as both an ongoing memorial to the American casualties of the Iraq war, as Benine continues to fold cranes for every fallen soldier until the end of the war, and as a social critique of the devastation of combat.”

This project is supported by a Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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