Zoom Artist Talk w/Wendel White

Wendel White: Manifest
February 4-March 27, 2021*
RSVP to join us for a Zoom Artist Talk with Wendel White
Wednesday, February 10, 5:00 PM PST
For his series Manifest, Wendel White photographed objects and documents associated with African American history that are held in various public collections throughout the United States. White’s evocative images draw attention to the unexpected details of diaries, slave collars, human hair, drums, and souvenirs. Some of these items hold great significance, while others simply provide insight into the the daily lives of Black Americans throughout history. By isolating each object and choosing a narrow focus with his camera, White taps into the residual power of the past to inhabit these physical remains, noting that “the ability of objects to transcend lives, centuries, and millennia, suggests a remarkable mechanism for folding time, bringing the past and the present into a shared space that is uniquely suited to artistic exploration.”
Wendel White: Manifest on exhibition at Blue Sky February 4-March 27, 2021*
*We are now open by appointment only, Thursday-Saturday from 12-4 PM. Please note that these days and hours may change as we continue to respond to the COVID-19 situation in Multnomah County. Our exhibitions will continue to be on display on the TV monitors in our front windows. Schedule your visit today: https://www.blueskygallery.org/appointments
Wendel A. White was awarded a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York and an MFA in photography from the University of Texas at Austin. White taught photography at the School of Visual Arts, NY; The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, NY; the International Center for Photography, NY; Rochester Institute of Technology; and is currently Distinguished Professor of Art at Stockton University. His work has received various awards and fellowships including a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Photography, three artist fellowships from the New Jersey State Council for the Arts, a photography grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and a New Works Photography Fellowship from En Foco Inc. His work is also represented in museum and corporate collections. White has served on the boards of various non-profit and public organizations including the Society for Photographic Education, Kodak Educational Advisory Council, NJ Save Outdoor Sculpture, New Jersey Black Culture and Heritage Foundation, the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, and the New Jersey Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Commission

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