January 25, 2020 Free 0

Mortin Galleries, Zuckerman Museum of Art

Reception: Saturday, Jan. 25

This exhibition of Zipporah Camille Thompson’s work

explores how the artist utilizes the construction inherent in

weaving to paradoxically engage ideas of destruction and

chaos. The tangible references to disorder and confusion

represented in the choice of objects included in her work

stand in contrast to the woven structure, thus echoing

the cyclical processes of life. Within this focus, Thompson

reveals and reconciles the deterioration of the environment,

tumultuous personal histories, and the complexity of her own identity as fodder for creation. The gathering of nature’s debris, manmade materials, and manufactured objects is a practiced ritual used to anchor the artist in the present by evoking the surety of the past. Collected materials, ascribed with various meaning and memories, were once a source of solace that she often

complicates at the site of the loom. By introducing disparate

textures, clashing colors, and hybrid spiritual practices she

creates a visual disharmony that is used to reproduce the

tensions of the ever-present chaos. This exhibition will show how the artist creates fantastical fiber abstractions that embody the chaotic realities of the present and its transformation into a foreign future. TK Smith, Curator

Tina Dunkley Curatorial Fellow CAUM/ZMA

Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. The museum will be closed when the campus is closed.

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Saturday, January 25, 2020, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

From Saturday, January 25, 2020 am31 5:00 am
Until Sunday, May 10, 2020 pm31 1:00 pm
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