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What kind of world do we want to live in? Artist Ann-Marie Stillion asks in her new exhibition on Gaza

“Ceasefire,” photograph by Ann-Marie Stillion. Available on art silk at 50″ x 75″ and as an archival print at 13″ x 19″ Limited editions
© 2024 Ann-Marie Stillion / Artists Rights Society, New York

Join CORE Gallery for an insightful conversation between artist Ann-Marie Stillion and writer Beverly Aarons at Artists Up Close ( as they explore the Gaza war, censorship, and humanity in Stillion’s latest exhibition ‘Anonymous Sorrow.’

Guests are invited to the artist talk on Sunday, April 7, at noon at Core Gallery, 117 Prefontaine Pl. S., Seattle 98104 or join the online zoom version. Tickets available here:

Tickets are free but you must sign up to join as seating is limited.

“I call my newest work “hybrid poetics,” Stillion said. “It combines the impression of inked wooden type in the historic letterpress process layered over archival prints of photography – the interdisciplinary work is also textual. In addition, two large dye sublimation silks express the concept of ceasefire and liberation for all in the visual photographic language I have established over the past few years.”

A collection of exhibit prints designed in collaboration with Editions Studio ( is also available. Artist’s will be donated to Palestinian relief.

“Last October, my initial support for Israel shifted as the civilian casualties, predominantly women and children, began to rise alarmingly. By my estimates, casualties could reach 40,000 by the time my exhibit would be displayed,” Stillion explained.

“I noticed that not long into the war, the voices of American artists and cultural figures began to be stifled – something Palestinian artists have experienced for almost a century beginning with the British.” In Israel, any Palestinian can be imprisoned indefinitely often without charges according to the law. Many artists have been imprisoned or worse for their work.

Silence now feels unacceptable, Stillion said. “The crisis starkly presents issues of ethnic cleansing and genocide, occupation, and apartheid against Palestinians.”

“This exhibit is a gesture of solidarity with Palestinians and Israelis who advocate for a fair and just future. By attending you’re not just showing support for my exhibit, you’re also helping to broaden your understanding of this decades-long conflict from an artist’s perspective,” the artist offered.

You may also find notices about the exhibit by following Ann-Marie Stillion’s Instagram account @annmariestillion. CORE Gallery ( is open Wednesday-Saturday noon to 6 but is also open during Pioneer Square’s art walk from 6-8 pm on April 4. This exhibition runs April 3-27.