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Artist Panel: 2018 Great Rivers Biennial

May 12, 2018, 11:00am

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Photo: Virginia Harold.

Photo: Virginia Harold.

Saturday, May 12
11:00 am

Free. Please register here.

Join us for a panel discussion with the 2018 Great Rivers Biennial artists Addoley Dzegede, Sarah Paulsen, and Jacob Stanley and the jurors. The jurors this year included Martin Kersels, multidisciplinary artist and associate professor and director of Graduate Studies in Sculpture at Yale University; Lauren Haynes, scholar in modern and contemporary American Art and curator of contemporary art at the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art; and Christine Y. Kim, associate curator of contemporary art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Addoley Dzegede investigates notions of belonging, home, migration and location, and hybrid identities. Using cloth as a means for storytelling, Dzegede plans to create a body of handmade batiks at CAM that “speak to the current social climate of this country—a merging of personal and collective history, both within St. Louis and beyond.”

Sarah Paulsen says she has been exploring the statement, “Whiteness means not having to think about it.” The results of those explorations come together in the form of an installation that reflects the artist’s “attempt to answer my own questions about the formation of racial identity.”

Jacob Stanley says his sculptures live in a “dynamic stasis—a state between collapse and construction, tension and balance, refinement and rawness.” For the Great Rivers Biennial he plans on making a series of machines that explore the nature of labor and how we define work in the 21st century.