Artist Talk with Deborah Jack

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Visual artist Deborah Jack will give a presentation on her video/sound installations, photography, paintings and text work.  In her work Deborah Jack explores trans-cultural existence, memory, the effects of colonialism and mythology through re-memory. After that the artist will be led in conversation with photographer and curator, C. Daniel Dawson.

Information about the artist: Born on the Caribbean island of St. Martin, the nature and landscape – sea, shore, and salt – have been her subject, as well as her media, through which she tells and documents the stories of her heritage.

Her work was recently included in the exhibition, DNA of Water, at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island (2017). She has exhibited in solo and group shows in the Caribbean, the United States, and Europe including at the 2014 SITE Santa Fe Biennial, Brooklyn Museum, Jersey City Museum, Western Michigan University, and El Museo del Barrio. Deborah has put together two poetry collections, The Rainy Season (1997) and skin (2006) and has been published in The Caribbean Writer and Calabash. Deborah Jack is an Associate Professor of Art at New Jersey City University.

Discussant: C. Daniel Dawson is a photographer and founding member of Kamoinge Workshop, artists collective. He began curating exhibitions in his teens, and worked professionally with the Studio Museum in Harlem, The Museum for African Art (NYC), the Caribbean Cultural Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center (curatorial team), and the Bearden Foundation (as curator). Dawson has also taught seminars on African Spirituality in the Americas at Columbia University, University of Iowa, New York University and Yale University.

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