Artist Mary King depicts the wide-ranging impact of war in War Stories, a solo show of works on paper. The exhibition will be on view in the Kanter McCormick Gallery at Hyde Park Art Center from October 30, 2016 through January 22, 2017. A public reception with the artist will take place in the gallery Sunday, October 30 at 3 p.m.
Through sensitive but direct drawings, paintings and collages, King portrays the emotional impact of war. Her work stems from interviews with veterans and their relatives, as well as from interviews with current refugees, spanning from World War I to the Syrian conflict. King takes care to honor the interviewees’ views and to not take sides. The exhibition will feature small works reflecting the memories of people in their 80s and 90s, as well as a new body of larger work inspired by the amazing and disturbing experiences of veterans and victims of conflicts in the Middle East.