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Gallery Talk: Alicia Henry on her exhibit 'Patterns'

Monday, February 11, 2019,

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  • Location: Divinity School • 411 21St Ave S • Nashville, TN 37240
  • Room: G-20 (ground floor)

Commemorating Black History Month, artist and Fisk University professor Alicia Henry will speak about "Patterns," her exhibit of mixed-media works on display in room G-20 at Vanderbilt Divinity School. Henry's talk will take place from 12 - 1 PM in Divinity room G-20 on Monday, February 11, 2019,  The "Patterns" exhibit will be on display from January 31st through March 14, 2019.  For weekly gallery hours see www.religionandarts.com.

The artist's statement: A common recurring image in my work is the human figure-the figure in isolation and the figure interacting with others. My work often explores these ideas through the theme of the paper doll and paper cutouts. I am exploring the social relationship these images have had in shaping the stereotypical and idealized figures in the media by depicting generalized figures representing what I hope is a broader vision of society (racial, gender, economic, and social levels), my goal is to make visible that which still often goes unseen.