Friday, May 25, 2012

New York Times Article

New York Times arts writer Carol Kino has penned an article about The Joe Bonham Project.  There is also a nice slide show and a wonderful video presentation complimenting her excellent reporting.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Exhibition at the University of North Carolina


One of our artists, Rob Bates, has curated a show for us at the University of North Carolina's Charlotte campus.  The show will officially open on May 22 from 4:30 to 6 PM at UNCC's Student Union Gallery. You can read a nice article in the Charlotte Examiner penned by Catherine Lash.

Rob Bates

                                                                        Victor Juhasz

                                                                         Jeffrey Fisher
                                               
                                                                       Michael D. Fay

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Joe Bonham Project Update

From left to right: Peter Catapano, Mike Fay, James Panero and Carol Kino


This past Sunday, Joe Bonham Project coordinator, Mike Fay, traveled back up to Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood to de-install the first dedicated Joe Bonham Project exhibition at the Storefront Gallery. Although this show only lasted 18 days, it was able to get significant attention from the press. We were featured at Pajamas Media, The National Review, The New York Sun, and Washington, DC's WTOP News.

Helping with the de-installation were three key figures in the creation of the Joe Bonham Project. Mike Fay's editor at the New York Times Opinionator, Peter Catapano, New York Times arts writer Carol Kino, and the show's curator, James Panero, editor of the New Criterion.

Peter published Mike's Still in the Fight series last March. Carol, who wrote an article that appeared in the NYTs Sunday Arts and Leisure section July of 2010 about Mike and fellow combat artist Kris Battles, connected the Joe Bonham Project with James.

We are now in talks with several other venues for our next exhibition.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Article About Joe Bonham Project

The big all news station in Metro DC, WTOP, is running a web article about the Joe Bonham Project. Written by Alicia Lozano, the article gives a great overview of our endeavor.


Sgt. Blummenburg by Bill Harris


Selection of sketches by Michael D. Fay

Selection of drawings by Lance Corporal Robert Bates


Sgt. Jason Ross by Victor Juhasz

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Storefront Gallery Exhibition

Announcing "The Joe Bonham Project," An Exhibition Curated by James Panero

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an exhibition curated by James Panero

featuring portraits of injured US service personnel by members of the International Society of War Artists and the Society of Illustrators

SEPTEMBER 1-18, 2011

Opening Reception:

Thursday, September 1, 6-9PM

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BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN – Storefront (16 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn) is pleased to announce the final installment of its ambitious summer exhibition schedule featuring THE JOE BONHAM PROJECT, an exhibition organized by guest curator James Panero. Post 9/11, the exhibition brings together the work of wartime illustrators featuring portraits of injured US service personnel by members of the International Society of War Artists and the Society of Illustrators. These works are documentative, accurate, and gripping, yet offer a sensitivity and awareness to the causalities and sacrifice of war.

Artists featured in Panero’s selection include: Lance Corporal Robert Bates, USMC; Peter Buotte; CWO2 Michael D. Fay, USMC (retired); Jeffrey Fisher; Roman Genn; Bill Harris; Richard Johnson and Victor Juhasz.

The show opens with a reception, Thursday, September 1, 6-9PM and will be on view through September 18. For more information, contact Jason Andrew at 646-361-8512 or visit www.storefrontbk.com


THE JOE BONHAM PROJECT represents the efforts of wartime illustrators to document the struggles of U.S. service personnel undergoing rehabilitation after traumatic front-line injury. Formed in early 2011 by Michael D. Fay, the Project takes its name from the central character in Johnny Got His Gun, Dalton Trumbo’s 1938 novel of a World War I soldier unable to communicate with the outside world due to the extent of his wounds. Scheduled to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, the exhibition will mark the silent sacrifices of American soldiers in the ensuing decade-long conflict.

James Panero is Managing Editor and art critic at The New Criterion and writes about art and culture for several publications. This is his first curated exhibition.

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STOREFRONT was started by Jason Andrew and Deborah Brown. It is Bushwick’s leading gallery presenting both emerging young talent and established historically significant artists. Its exhibition program has been the featured in ARTNET MAGAZINE, THE CITYist, TIME OUT NEW YORK, NEW YORK MAGAZINE, NEW YORK PRESS, NEW YORK POST, THE NEW CRITERION, L MAGAZINE, THE BROOKLYN RAIL, THE NEW YORK TIMES, WNYC, and written about locally including BUSHWICKBK, GREENPOINT GAZETTE, WILLIAMSBURG GREENPOINT NEWS + ARTS.

HOURS: Weekends 1:00-6:00PM or by appointment 646-361-8512 .

DIRECTIONS: L train to Brooklyn. Morgan Avenue stop. Walk four blocks on Morgan to Flushing Avenue. Cross Flushing Avenue to Wilson Avenue. The gallery is located between Noll and George Streets.

A SELECTION OF WORK SCHEDULED TO APPEAR IN THE EXHIBITION:

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Lance Cpl. Tyler Huffman by Richard Johnson


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Sgt Jason Ross by Victor Juhasz


ThanNaing

Sgt Than Naign by Robert Bates


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Cpl Matthew Bowman by Robert Bates


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Lance Cpl. Tyler Huffman by Michael D. Fay