words of a feather
an exhibition of drawings by karen bondarchuk
currently showing at the Office for Sustainability
“Do we really understand the universe better than animals do?”
--The Lives of Animals, JM Coetzee
The work in this exhibition is a survey of charcoal and mixed media drawings that examine linguistic and physiological connections between animals and humans. Language plays a central role in the human-animal divide, often serving as the singular distinguishing trait that elevates “us” above “them.”
According to the artist - even if we believe we understand the universe better than animals do, do we not have a moral obligation to act as stewards to our non-human kin? More info>
Artists Biography: Karen Bondarchuk is a Canadian-born visual artist whose work employs a broad range of materials and processes. Her artwork has been exhibited widely in the United States, as well as in Canada, England, Italy and India.She received her MFA in sculpture from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and her BFA in sculpture and video from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She is an associate professor and foundation area coordinator in the Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.