“Voices” – Works on Domestic Violence by Cat Del Buono
Winthrop University presents “Voices,” works by Cat Del Buono, January 20 – March 11 in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery. The galleries are open Monday through Friday 9AM to 5PM. “Voices” is an exhibition designed to draw attention to domestic violence, eradicate the silence that surrounds it and empower survivors. On 20 small video monitors, anonymous domestic violence survivors recount personal traumas. As a collection, the concert of voices creates a symphony of incomprehensible words—the viewer must come close to hear each narrative clearly. Del Buono’s installation reminds audiences that there are real human beings behind the statistics. Del Buono will work with local organizations to capture the personal experiences of women in the local community as part of the installation. There will be a Panel Discussion on Domestic Violence January 21 at 7 p.m. at Dina’s Place in the DiGiorgio Campus Center. This Educational Programming organized by campus partners and Winthrop University Galleries is designed to facilitate dialogue about domestic violence. Cat Del Buono will be joined by faculty, students, community professionals and leaders, advocates and survivors to discuss this issue. Winthrop University Galleries will also hold a joint opening reception for the exhibitions “Voices” by Cat Del Buono and “Cozy” by Kristin Smith Skees, January 22 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery.