Ja’Tovia Gary: Giverny I (NÉGRESSE IMPÉRIALE)
- Dates: December 20, 2019 - April 5, 2020
- Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
- Start Time: 11:00 AM
- End Time: 5:00 PM
- Times: From: 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM
- Admission: Included with museum admission
- Location: Memorial Art Gallery
- Address: 500 University Avenue Rochester, NY 14607-1484
- Phone: (585) 276-8900
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web Site: http://mag.rochester.edu
December 20, 2019–April 5, 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.
Shown: Ja’Tovia Gary (American, b. 1984) Still from Giverny I (NÉGRESSE IMPÉRIALE), 2017 © Ja’Tovia Gary. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.