THE UNCERTAINTY OF A LIFE IN SECURITY: ​VETERANS BACK HOME

September 2 - 30, 2015 University of Texas at San Antonio

Co-curated by Dr. Scott Sherer and Marissa Del Toro, explores the topic of security as it extends unevenly from the promise of military expertise to the complex lives of veterans and their families back home.

Security is at once a mission of defense, safekeeping, and shelter, but a broad range of both short-term and long-term effects of work in the field has increasingly affected the lives of service men and women, their loved ones,

Security is at once a mission of defense, safekeeping, and shelter, but a broad range of both short-term and long-term effects of work in the field has increasingly affected the lives of service men and women, their loved ones, and others in their communities. In recent years, news about veterans’ experiences demonstrates that personal security often remains a difficult objective to achieve. All of the artists in this exhibition are veterans or those who have dedicated much energy to working with veterans. Across media, their work begins with strong foundations in lived experiences to analytical and conceptual understandings of security, its hard-won successes and its failures. Artists include Joseph Duarte (San Antonio), Aaron Hughes (Illinois), Giuseppe Pellicano (Oregon), Ehren Tool (Berkeley), Erin Trieb (Austin), and Regina Vasquez (San Marcos, Texas).


Review: Veterans Share their Experiences through Art by Elda Silva, San Antonio Express-News on September 1, 2015