Linda Bond

Linda Bond

Weston, MA, United States

About Linda Bond

Inspired primarily by photographs from the New York Times and the Boston Globe, my drawings in gunpowder and graphite are testament to recent history. Focusing on small details in difficult imagery, I aim to distill, encapsulate, and visually present complex issues of war with equanimity. As an American experiencing wartime conflict from a distance, my work is an attempt to comprehend and humanize the tragedy of these mediated events.

I use gunpowder as a metaphor for the human potential to create rather than destroy, and my work elucidates the potential for peace. Even in images of conflict, I represent the emotions common to divided sides, demonstrating the possibility for tolerant understanding and nonviolent resolution.

I have most recently expanded to installation work. Two new projects, "Inventory" and "a count," explore the conditions of war from differing perspectives.

Education

MFA, Painting
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

BFA, Painting
Bradley University, Peoria, IL

Exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibition:

Shadow War (solo show March 2014) Southern New Hampshire University

Recent Exhibitions:

Inventory (solo show, 2013) Brandeis University

Linda Bond (solo show,2011); Available Potential Enterprises, Ltd, Northampton, MA

Collateral Damage (solo show,2011); Simmons College, Boston. MA

America Remixed (2010); MFA Boston

Community of Artists (2010); Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA

Drawing Itself, A Survey of Contemporary Practice (2010); Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT

Pause: Drawings 2004-2008 (solo show, 2008); Thompson Gallery, Cambridge School of Weston