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Ergo Sum: A Crow a Day

A new touring exhibition from the
Woodson Art Museum

Artist: Karen Bondarchuk
On August 1, 2014 Canadian-born artist Karen Bondarchuk set out to mark the passing time that her mother – diagnosed with dementia in 2010 – no longer could. For 365 days, she produced a crow a day on a hand-cut, hand-gessoed panel, remembering her mother as she once was and grieving her loss. The resulting work explores communication and an artist’s relationship to the world; it resonates for its depth, beauty, and elegiac and potent whimsy.

365 pieces, 7 ¾ x 5 ¾ each
Media: charcoal, ink, graphite, pastel, Pigma Micron, gold leaf, and presstype on handmade
gessoed panels

Karen Bondarchuk (b. 1964) is Associate Professor of Art at Western Michigan University. She studied at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, and The Ohio State University, Columbus.

“The series is simultaneously a marker of my mother’s lost time and a constant and acute reminder of my own days, my life, and an attempt to signal visually the preciousness and individuality of each day.”

Number of works: 365 artworks, ready to hang, and introductory text panel
Available: January 2018 – December 2020; eight-week periods,
longer periods possible
Running feet: 50-60 or more, depending on installation pattern
Laser level included with shipment to aid in installation
Rental Fee: $4,500 plus shipping
Artist available for lectures and residencies
Download Ergo Sum: A Crow a Day Touring Exhibition Sheet

For additional information or to schedule a touring exhibition, connect with Allison Slavick or call her at 715.798.2477.