March 7 – April 6, 2019
Sunday, March 10, 5-7pm
“I Read the News Today, Oh Boy” features the work of three Boston artists who examine contemporary
political and cultural trends: Linda Bond, Gary Duehr and Chantal Zakari.
Linda Bond addresses issues of social concern, primarily the mediated
experience of global conflict. Working from representation to abstraction, with pages of The New York
Times as source material, she uses materials that include gunpowder, graphite, gouache, blood,
embroidery, and woven and cut paper.
In his series “Cell,” Gary Duehr creates large Jacquard tapestries that resemble
history paintings. Taken from photographs in the media, the images capture a dramatic moment in time
where individuals are caught in a public crosscurrent. There are protests and vigils, accidents and scenes
of chaos, moments of intimacy and perseverance.
Chantal Zakari designs pennants, sailing burgees and medieval gonfalons that
explore vexillography layered with visual elements from various historical periods. The title of her series,
“Strategic Planning,” is drawn from the term “Strategic Plan,” which has its origins in the military, but has
since become a staple of university life. This project was generously supported by a Faculty Research Grant from Tufts University.