PRESS RELEASE:
BRENDAN BANNON


MARCH 18 - APRIL 26,2017
OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 6-8 PM


Nina Freudenheim Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition Rwanda: Landscape and Memory A work in Progress, opening on March 18, with a reception for the artist from 6 to 8 pm.

In Mr. Bannon’s own words.....People share the simple, profound, and durable relationships they have with the landscape.

“I have traveled for much of the last 15 years and in every place I return to I find memory exists in the land. I wondered often during trips to Rwanda to teach and report how the landscape I saw was seen differently by Rwandans who made their lives there.

How do people see the places they live and what do they remember when they stand before their past connected by the ground under their feet? These were the questions I explore with the pictures in this exhibition.”

The Rwandan landscape was literally soaked in blood after the 1994 genocide. Bannon’s photographs and the stories that accompany them explore what the landscape means to Rwandans today 23 years after the genocide. Brendan Bannon made these pictures during a series of journeys around the country with those whose lives were shaped by the genocide. These pictures show what else remains. The pictures are an exploration of how memory is connected to the land and how the land shapes memories.

These pictures are the beginning chapters of a book Bannon is producing that combines personal stories and recollections of Rwandans and incorporates their myth and folklore as it was recounted to him. The exhibition is free and open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 10 to 5, Saturday and Monday by appointment.

For further information, please contact gallery.

Nina Freudenheim Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday 10 to 5, Saturday and Monday by appointment.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.  For further information please contact gallery.