5:30 PM MST
In the Tamarind Gallery, or streaming live.
Join us in the Tamarind Gallery, or from your own computer. To join the live webcast, click the link above on Thursday, September 4 at 5:30 PM MST.
Sponsored by Tamarind Institute, the UNM College of Fine Arts, Department of Art and Art History, and the UNM Art Museum
Houston-based artist Robert Pruitt will speak in the Tamarind Gallery during his residency at Tamarind Institute. Pruitt received his BFA from Texas Southern University and MFA from the University of Texas at Austin. His work can be found in collections at institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Studio Museum Harlem; and included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial.
He makes drawings and sculptures about the complexity of black identity by combining contrasting signs and imagery of disparate Black influences and aesthetics. He layers Science Fiction, Hip Hop, comic books, and black political and social struggles into layered portraits of his friends and community. (artist's website)
If the link for the streaming webcast does not work, you may need to copy and paste the link directly into your browser: http://mtsms.unm.edu/Mediasite/Catalog/Full/1f8d0a9cd7ae4bcd98715e804a039a3221