Fernando Botero, protean Colombian artist, who found the portal for his outrage at Abu Ghraib using his rotund and voluptuous figures (not readily associated with anguish and violence) in the telling of the torture story. It is brave and deeply personal work. But, as in all great illustration (narrative art) it is first and foremost, about the story. Here’s some of the show
recently at the Marlboro Gallery, coming to the American University’s Katzen Arts Center in DC.