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Night vision

“Shatter, Chatter,” Australian artist George Gittoes’ 1996 oil-on-canvas depicting Somalian soldiers on patrol wearing night-vision goggles. “To the children,” says the artist, “the soldiers must seem like monsters.” Gittoes will present a lecture and slide presentation at noon Nov. 19 at the Kuenzel Room of the Michigan Union. He will exhibit selected works on campus Nov. 18–22, including an opening reception from 4:30–6 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Osterman Common Room at the Institute for the Humanities, 350 S. Thayer. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday; it is closed noon–2 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Gittoes is the 2002–03 Paula and Edwin Sidman Visiting Fellow in the Arts at the Institute for the Humanities. For more information, contact (734) 936-3518 or

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