Art Out: Depicting the Invisible: A portrait series of veterans suffering from PTSD.
Images by Sean Fitz
Susan J. Barron’s beautiful and powerful 6x6ft mixed media depictions on canvas are achieved
through photographic imagery, paint and text. Unflinchingly the veterans make direct eye contact
with us. Incorporated into these photographic portraits are the veteran’s own stories in their own
words. In these works, they give voice to their experience, their reality, their world.
The elegance of the images confronts the brutality of the stories.
Barron’s ultimate mission is not one of simplistic deification, but one of truthful illumination.
This body of work is intended not only give voice to these warriors’ harrowing, shocking, and
often hopeful stories, but to create a dialogue and community around the difficult issue of PTSD.
The mission is to depict the invisible scars of war. The mission is to show these brave individuals
they are not alone. The mission is to end their isolation and depict them as the hero’s they are.
There will be a private gallery reception for veterans who graciously participated in the portrait
series on Veterans Day, 2018.
HG Contemporary New York
November 9th - November 26th
Hours: Monday - Saturday 11am - 6pm
527 W 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011
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