Sunday, 11 September 2011

10 Years at War ...


A Decade-Long Day













Sgt. Blummenburg by Bill Harris


Selection of drawings by Lance Corporal Robert Bates


"The Joe Bonham Project," currently on display at Storefront. "As of this summer, over 44,000 troops have been wounded in conflicts following the attacks of September 11. Over 1,300 of them have undergone partial or full amputations. 'The Joe Bonham Project' represents the efforts of wartime illustrators to document their rehabilitation."
This exhibition assembles portraits of wounded soldiers drawn by members of the International Society of War Artists and the Society of Illustrators. Chief among them is Michael D. Fay, who held the position of combat artist for the United States Marine Corps from 2000 to 2010, and was deployed several times to Iraq and Afghanistan. Fay organized the project earlier this year.
"Through portraiture, artists from both military and civilian life now work to ensure that today’s soldiers do not become tomorrow’s Joe Bonhams.
"The Joe Bonham Project" runs through September 18 at Storefront, 16 Wilson Avenue, between Noll and George streets, Brooklyn, 646-361-8512, storefrontbk.com.

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