Artist Ben Perrone talks about his Burchfield-Penney exhibit, which mourns American lives lost in senseless wars

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You’d think that every American artist would eventually adopt war as his subject. Conflict is the constant in the American experience, and sooner or later an artist’s work must engage the realities of his time.

Ben Perrone, whose history as an artist in this community spans 50 years, taking in the great antiwar movements of the 1960s and 1970s, has just now taken up the subject of war in earnest. The result is a chilling installation at the Burchfield-Penney Arts Center titled War Ongoing Project, which opened Friday, April 8. You can read a further interview in Artvoice issue April 8 issue.

tags: ben perrone burchfield-penney art gallery exhibit war
credits: Matthew Quinn
posted on 04/30/2010

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