The University Art Gallery opens its 2009-2010 season with two concurrent exhibitions, both of which are open to the public now through Saturday, October 17.
“Stephanie Dinkins: This Land Is My Land” presents a suite of video-centered art works by Stephanie Dinkins, associate professor in the Department of Art. Working with objects and ideas of disparate intellectual, social, and historical significance, Dinkins presents video-centered objects and installations conceived to evoke questions about prevalent notions of knowledge, value, and visibility.
Installed in the adjacent gallery, “Funktified” explores visual manifestations of a funk philosophy rooted in unselfconscious assertions of self, deliberate confusions, and challenges to the status quo. Rather than illustrating funk as we’ve come to know it, “Funktified” present artists whose work speaks truth to power on its own bold, intuitive, joyful, in-your-face terms. Curated by Dinkins, the exhibit includes the work of artists Maya Freelon Asante, Terry Boddie, Pato Hébert, Tom Hébert, Felicia Megginson, Justin Randolph Thompson, Silke Thoss, Chris Valle, and Susan Zurbrigg.
An artists’ reception for both exhibits will be held on Saturday, October 10, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Admission to the exhibits and the reception is free. The University Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Staller Center. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and Satuday, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. For more information, please call 632-7240.