In this exhibition, Shannon Baird presents several photographs he downloaded and printed from the website for Joint Task Force Guantanamo, the consortium of military commands responsible for operation and oversight of the detention facility at Guantanamo Naval Air Station. Through Baird’s selection of images (all within the public domain), we are able to see glimpses of life at Guantanamo, for those who serve and live there, and for those who are currently held in indefinite detention.
Baird’s intention is to raise questions about the myriad issues that surround Guantanamo and the associations that have been attached to that name since 2001. Please join us for a panel discussion on the exhibition, its issues and artistic strategies, at 1:30 on Tuesday, June 4 in the TLC, Building 3.
Shannon Baird received his architecture degree from the University of Oregon and his Masters in Media Studies from the New School in New York. He lives in Oregon and teaches in the Building Construction Technology department at PCC Rock Creek. This is Baird’s first exhibition at PCC
Panel Discussion 2:00 on Tuesday, June 4 in the TLC Building 3, Rock Creek Campus
The Rock Creek gallery is open Monday- Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm and Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm. The gallery is located in Building 3 of the Rock Creek Campus of Portland Community College at 17705 NW Springville Road, Portland.
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Director, Helzer Art Gallery