Veil of Ignorance detail

Tatiana Garmendia: Veils of Ignorance

January 3 to 31, 2013
Reception January 3, 5-8 p.m.

Veils of Ignorance presents a compelling litany of suffering, courage, and transformation in a powerful sound and sculptural installation. In this mixed media exhibition, raw data citing the proliferation of violence against women is culled from a range of international and national sources and is burned onto the delicate surfaces of larger than life Unryu garments. This information joins testimonies by women survivors who tell their first-hand stories of emotional, sexual and domestic violence. Through the burned texts and sound installation, women share their pain and strength to recount the journey from victimhood to survival.

This exhibition is made possible in part by grants from Seattle Arts Commission CityArtist Project Grant and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.