Schmucker Art Gallery Artist Talk
Artist Jessica Houston has traveled from pole to pole—using photography, painting, oral histories and objects—to evoke entanglements of nature and culture. Her multimedia projects often include site-specific oral histories that amplify the memory of a place and evoke land as a living process. She has worked on projects involving communities and their relationship to their environments in the Canadian Arctic, Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland, and Italy.
Houston’s photographs and found objects are included in the Schmucker Art Gallery exhibition “I Beseech You: Women, Art, Politics, and Power,” which features works by women artists, including Emma Amos, Elizabeth Catlett, Zoë Charlton, Judy Chicago, Sue Coe, Donna Ferrato, Audrey Flack, the Guerrilla Girls, Jessica Houston, Käthe Kollwitz, Ana Mendieta, Faith Ringgold, Kara Walker, and Kay WalkingStick, and others, who respond to issues of identity, environmental activism, politics, and power in art.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Africana Studies, the Art and Art History Department, Peace and Justice Studies, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Environmental Studies, the Office of Multicultural Engagement, and the Women’s & LGBTQIA+ Resource Center.
Virtual Gallery Talk with Artist Jessica Houston
September 16, 4pm:
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 4:00pm to 5:00pmVirtual Event