Join us Friday, October 23rd, from 5-7 p.m. in the Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery on the main floor of the Library for the opening reception of Sara M. Zak's "MISHAP contained."
“MISHAP contained,” new paintings and prints by Sara M. Zak, quietly examines the rarely thought of tragedy of military training deaths or as referred to in a 1994 government study “mishaps.” There are, on average, 230 reported military training exercise deaths a year. The installation at Cansius deals solely with F-111 aviation deaths occurring between 1967 and 1994; of the 115 airmen to die in the F-111, 94 of them perished in training exercises. Zak’s paintings often explore the shifting nature of time, place, concept, actuality, and paint. She juxtaposes unrelated moments in time while showing a dichotomy between a planned concept and an actual existence. With these subtle landscape works, she explores the triviality and the monumentality of the accidental.
The exhibit will be on display October 23rd - November 27.