Sordoni Gallery at Wilkes University presents the two-person exhibition “Getting There” by Professors Andrew Ellis Johnson and Susanne Slavick. The show will be on view June through August 7.
Johnson and Slavick’s artworks address timely themes surrounding peoples affected by migration due to war, famine, climate change, political repression, and social injustice. The exhibition pairs ink and mixed media on paper works by Johnson, and oil and mixed media paintings on paper and panel by Slavick, with writings by novelists, poets, anthropologists and journalists who have informed their projects and whose words they have included or cited. Among them are Jenny Erpenbeck, Lev Golinkin, Eliza Griswold, Mohsin Hamid, Ali Johar, Maria Melendez Kelson, Jason De León, Blas Manuel de Luna, Suketu Mehta, Yasser Niksada, Prageeta Sharma, Warsan Shire, Wisława Szymborska, and Vu Tran.