ARTS Pick: Yhonnie Scarce

"Target Practice" by Aboriginal artist Yhonnie Scarce. “Target Practice” by Aboriginal artist Yhonnie Scarce.

Using glass to tell the story, Australian Aboriginal artist Yhonnie Scarce confronts the ominous history of her people and the role of colonization. She conveys a fragile legacy of violence and oppression through personal memories and abstract representation in works such as “The Day We Went Away,” a found suitcase filled with blown glass. On Friday, she will be on hand to discuss her work at the opening of “What They Wanted.”

Friday 9/14. Free, 5:30pm. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, 400 Worrell Dr. 244-0234.