CHICO—Exhibitions “Mǝǝmento: Before” & “Aksum Belle: Afterwards”
January 22 @ 12:00 pm – February 23 @ 4:00 pm
Jacob de Gheyn, Muskateer, ca. 1607, copper engraving; TC Cannon, Two Gun Arikara, 1978, woodcut
CHICO– Through printmaking, installation, and social practice interventions, artist Jacob Meders (Mechoopda-Maidu) challenges ideas of indigenous assimilation and the cultural appropration of Native American identity. In two distinct and related exhibitions, Mǝǝmento: Before curated by Meders from the Turner Print Archive and Collection and Aksum Belle:Afterwards, featuring new work by the artist at the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery, Meders creates a “call and response,” where Native American representation is reconsidered through its past and a dynamic and changing present. This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org.
Exhibition is on view January 22 until February 23 at the Janet Turner Print Museum at CSU Chico.
Hours: Monday – Saturday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
• Artist Talk: | Thursday, February 7, 5:30 P.M. | Zingg Recital Hall, Arts and Humanities Building | Reception to follow in the galleries
• Turner Exhibition Talk: | Saturday, February 9, 2 P.M. | The Turner, Arts and Humanities Building | Reception to follow in the galleries
These public programs are supported by California Humanities through an Humanities for All Quick Grant.