Join Driskell Prize winner and artist Ebony G. Patterson and curators Michael Rooks and Katherine Jentleson in a wide-ranging discussion of Patterson’s creative practice. Together, the speakers will dive into Patterson’s multilayered art and consider how she uses diverse materials to question relationships between race and class, violence and memory, and possibility.
Established by the High in 2005, the David C. Driskell Prize is the first national award to honor and celebrate contributions to the field of African American art and art history. A cash award of $50,000 accompanies the prize.
Jason R. Young, cocurator of Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina, will speak with cocurators Katherine Jentleson and Monica Obniski about the exhibition at the High.
What is a photograph’s connection to truth? Including the five artists featured in the exhibition Truth Told Slant, this pair of conversations will delve into the slipperiness between photography’s perceived objectivity and the ways it can elicit doubt.