Soldier Reading a Newspaper With Another Who is, Latter, KIA
Whitten reading a newspaper. The soldier to the left, whose name is not known, is receiving a "Dear John" letter. He stepped on a booby trap 48 hours later and was KIA. Photo by Tom Consedine, 1st Platoon 1970. Company B, 1/7 Cavalry.
"The Daily News" features eleven artists, all currently residing in the United States, who have appropriated the form and content of newspapers in their art work. As a powerful instrument for communication, opinion and popular thought, the print media - most notably the daily newspaper - has played an important role in the cultural, political and social history of the United States. It is both a reflection of and an influence on modern society. It informs the public, shapes our view of ourselves and the processes by which we choose our leaders, makes our rules and constructs our values. Exhibition held in the Main Gallery space.