Nicole Gim’s photography (from Lines) uses a supersaturated abstraction of everyday surroundings in providing a visual parallel based on contrast and dichotomy. She is “intrigued at how the separate states of love and hate, beauty and ugliness, right and wrong, while being contrary, will often meld and cross boundaries based on subjective interpretation.” Gim is a veteran of the US Air Force.
Marylene Camacho is a Los Angeles-based artist whose practice revolves around issues of war. Primarily considering the perspective and existential experience of the common combat soldier, her work attempts to explore and redefine the artistic canon established on this subject, utilizes patterns created from actual photos of soldiers to make an abstract image of war.
Jennifer Karady’s compelling, ongoing series of photographs, In Country: Soldiers’ Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan, involve an extensive collaboration with veterans and their families. In a highly personal approach to image-making, Karady works with American veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to create staged narrative photographs.
Vicki Hudson’s series Conflict and Resolution is a collection of photographs taken during her deployment to Iraq. Hudson joined the Army ROTC in 1979, at 20 years old. With five mobilizations over thirty years of service, she is a Lieutenant Colonel and remains in the Reserves.
In addition to photography, Hudson writes narrative essay, flash fiction and poetry.
Daniel Heyman presents portraits of women who survived rape at the hands of male members of the military while serving in the U.S. armed forces themselves. Some of Heyman’s previous portrait series based on interviews with survivors have engaged with Iraqis detained at Abu Ghraib and with young fathers in Philadelphia who are also former felons. Daniel Heyman is a painter and printmaker in Philadelphia. www.danielheyman.com
Julie Mendez, a US Army veterans, designed the print material and visual identity for the SHOUT! exhibition. Her art and design work is informed by research that explores veteran’s issues and attempts to bridge the communication gap between veterans, civilians, and clinicians. Through a variety of endeavors, she attempts to create awareness about the increasing number of veteran suicides and the struggles veterans face due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Design of exhibition material by Julie Mendez
Exhibition organized by independent curator Christina Linden