Green River Trilogy
Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
The installation is a composite of three installations that was shown in the exhibition "Gloria Bornstein Retelling, 1975-1998" at the Bellevue Art Museum.
"Green River Trilogy was a series of installations responding to a local serial murderer and the stereotyping of his female victims. Depicted by the media as prostitutes who deserved to die, they were in fact usually teenage runaways from abusive homes. Thirty-six women died before the police task force was formed, before Seattle newspapers began to feature photos of them, creating a climate of fear for women living downtown. In this trilogy the artist gave voice to women who were either invisible or misrepresented. By 1985 the body count of the killer had risen to forty.”
Lucy R. Lippard, "Sliding Into Place", 1998
90’ x 79’ x 26’, overall
Commissioned for In Public, Office of Arts and Culture, Seattle
Copyright © 2017 Gloria Bornstein