“Zero Sum” is an exhibition that states unequivocally that there are winners and losers in any violent conflict. “La Violencia” that only recently became a part of the past in Guatemala is the inspiration and target of this one-person show. Dani Pavlic’ was adopted into an American home as a result of the civil war that was being waged in her native Guatemala. Her unique perspective as a cognitive outsider and biological insider drives her to turn out artwork that is both a work of discovery and a shaming indictment of the dangers of unchecked power.
Frequently using game theory to elucidate meaningful ideas in a way that acknowledges and denounces the codification of systematic repression, Ms. Pavlic’ offers a scorching critique of the actions of the United States-sponsored Guatemalan Army.