From our review of RISD’s “2011 Faculty Biennial”:
The Rhode Island School of Design’s “2011 Faculty Biennial” at the RISD Museum features more than 200 teachers for a varied buffet ranging from tangled noodley junk sculpture to sleek architecture designs to loose abstract paintings.
A few years back, Philadelphia-based RISD printmaking teacher Daniel Heyman caught people’s attention with his series of portraits of former Abu Ghraib prisoners surrounded by writing describing their time in the notorious American jail in Iraq. Heyman’s drawing wasn’t impressive, but his transcribed accounts of how American captors harassed and humiliated the Iraqis were heartbreaking — and shaming.
Here Heyman dispenses with words, and lets his symbolic images carry the meaning in his large, ambitious etching and relief print, “The Blinded Photographer.”
Read the rest here.
The Rhode Island School of Design’s “2011 Faculty Biennial,” RISD Museum, 20 North Main St., Providence, Feb. 25 to March 20, 2011.
Pictured above: Regina Gregorio, “Woven Coat and Printed Body Suit For Gary Graham, Fall 2010 Collection.”