The Joe Bonham Project an exhibition curated by JAMES PANERO
featuring portraits of injured US service personnel by members of the International Society of War Artists and the Society of Illustrators
SEPTEMBER 1-18, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 1, 6-9PM
Artists featured in Panero’s selection include: Lance Corporal Robert Bates, USMC; Peter Buotte; CWO2 Michael D. Fay, USMC (retired); Jeffrey Fisher; Roman Genn; Bill Harris; Richard Johnson; Amber Martin and Victor Juhasz.
THE JOE BONHAM PROJECT represents the efforts of wartime illustrators to document the struggles of U.S. service personnel undergoing rehabilitation after traumatic front-line injury. Formed in early 2011 by Michael D. Fay, the Project takes its name from the central character in Johnny Got His Gun, Dalton Trumbo’s 1938 novel of a World War I soldier unable to communicate with the outside world due to the extent of his wounds. Scheduled to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, the exhibition will mark the silent sacrifices of American soldiers in the ensuing decade-long conflict. http://joebonhamproject.blogspot.com/
JAMES PANERO is Managing Editor and art critic at The New Criterion and writes about art and culture for several publications. This is his first curated exhibition.
HOURS: Weekends 1:00-6:00PM or by appointment 646-361-8512.
DIRECTIONS: L train to Brooklyn. Morgan Avenue stop. Walk four blocks on Morgan to Flushing Avenue. Cross Flushing Avenue to Wilson Avenue. The gallery is located between Noll and George Streets.