WWS Calendar

Salvadoran Remnants

Mar 3, 2017 (All day) to Apr 7, 2017 (All day)
Department: 
Bernstein Gallery
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Exhibition: March 3, 2017 – April 7, 2017
 
Artist Reception: March 10 at 6 p.m. in the gallery
 
The exhibited paintings, prints and assemblages derive from El Salvador’s civil war and its effects on a society struggling to reconcile with its past. This powerful colorful work explores themes of cultural violence and collective memory, often referencing banners and fragments of objects from the aftermath of war.
 
Image displayed: Oscar Rene Cornejo, Untitled Aftermath, 2012, Ukiyo-E Woodblock print on handmade paper, dirt on somerset, 30 x 50 inches
 
Oscar Rene Cornejo (Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture '14; M.F.A. '11, Yale School of Art; Fulbright student scholar '07-'08, Institute of International Education; B.F.A. '05, The Cooper Union) is a first generation Salvadoran-American for whom formal abstraction is a conduit to social issues.