November 9 – 18, 2012
War is Trauma – Art is Healing is an installation of War is Trauma, a portfolio of handmade prints produced by the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative and Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Jeremy Berggren’s print for the project, Strange Fruit. For War is Trauma, over 30 artists from Justseeds, IVAW, and our allies have each created a print that addresses “Operation Recovery,” its larger goals of supporting service member and veterans right to heal, GI resistance, challenging the culture of militarism in the US, and ending the war in Afghanistan. Strange Fruit was an original drawing created by Jeremy Berggren for the portfolio. In working on the project, Jeremy was a novice screenprinter and attempted to make the prints himself only to run into obstacles; eventually having another artist involved to print his image for the portfolio. Left with over 100 trials, proofs, and misprints War is Trauma – Art is Healing is a visual representation of the impacts of military service and the catharsis that can come when our pain and suffering is translated into a creative medium.
November 9 - November 18, 2012