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Ja’Tovia Gary: Giverny I (NÉGRESSE IMPÉRIALE)

Extended through August 23, 2020. 

Ja’Tovia Gary’s Giverny I (NÉGRESSE IMPÉRIALE) film installation re-contextualizes archival images by combining documentary elements and direct animation, connecting the artist’s everyday experience as a Black woman with art history. By contrasting the luxury of Claude Monet’s historic gardens with the vulnerability of her own body, Gary shows how connections between colonialism, state violence, and media shape visual perception: how we see, experience, and understand the visual world.

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Shown: Ja’Tovia Gary (American, b. 1984) Still from Giverny I (NÉGRESSE IMPÉRIALE), 2017 © Ja’Tovia Gary. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.

Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 11:00am to 6:00pm

Memorial Art Gallery
500 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

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Arts and Entertainment, Exhibitions


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Memorial Art Gallery
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Reine Debora Revai Chabarika

Reine Debora Revai Chabarika left a negative review Friday, July 24, 2020

Not my type of art. Rather haunting. Could not take more than a minute of it.