I Witness


I Witness: Activist Art and Social Movement Politics
Heuser Art Gallery & Hartmann Center Gallery
Exhibition: August 8th – September 23rd
Lecture: September 15th, 5pm – Horowitz Auditorium, Caterpillar Global Communications Center
Reception: September 15th, 6-8pm

The Bradley University Women’s and Gender Studies Program, in collaboration with the Bradley University Art Galleries, will host the juried exhibition I Witness: Activist Art and Social Movement Politics at the Heuser Art Center and Hartmann Center Gallery, August 8 – September 23.  The exhibition will feature artists whose work addresses issues of social justice and political engagement.  The goals of the exhibition include bringing awareness to contemporary political and social justice issues and creating a platform for discussion of political and social justice issues through the visual arts.


Krista Wortendyke is a Chicago-based conceptual artist. She received her MFA in Photography from Columbia College in 2007. Her ongoing work examines violence through the lens of photography. Her images are a result of a constant grappling with the mediation of war and brutality both locally and globally. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Packer Schopf Gallery and David Weinberg Gallery in Chicago, SOHO20 Gallery in New York, and many other venues across the United States. Additionally, Krista’s work is part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Krista is currently an adjunct professor of photography at Columbia College Chicago.

Margaret LeJeune is an image-maker, curator, and educator with an interest in issues of constructed gender, sexism, power dynamics, and stereotypes. She earned her MFA in Visual Studies from Visual Studies Workshop. Her work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums including The Griffin Museum of Photography, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Newspace Gallery, Workspace Gallery, Morean Arts Center, and the Candler Field Museum. She currently serves as associate professor of photography at Bradley University.

Image:  Joseph Mogul, Blanc 003 , archival pigment print, 2010

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