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Gallery Talk: Melanie Herzog on Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer

June 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Jeffrey Gibson (Mississippi Band Choctaw/Cherokee), OUR FREEDOM IS WORTH MORE THAN OUR PAIN, 2017. Repurposed punching bags, glass beads, artificial sinew, acrylic felt, steel, and brass; 114 × 71 × 42 in. Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan. Image courtesy of Jeffrey Gibson Studio and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, California. Photograph by Peter Mauney.

Melanie Herzog will discuss cross-cultural influences in Jeffrey Gibson’s work, including his use of pictorial devices, motifs, and materials that reflect his Choctaw and Cherokee heritage, pan-Native American visual culture, and modernist visual art. Herzog is a Professor of Art History and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Edgewood College. Her academic emphasis is on race, ethnicity, gender, representation, and cross-cultural exchanges among artists. Admission to the talk is free.


June 21, 2019
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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