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KAM Spring 2024 Opening Night: Jen Everett

February 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Opening Events

5:30 pm | Conversation with the artist Jen Everett and curators Blair Ebony Smith and Amy L. Powell in the Link Gallery

6 pm | Collage workshop with Siobhan McKissic, Visiting Design & Materials Research Librarian, Ricker Library of Architecture and Art in the KAM cafe

6:15 pm | DJ set with DJ lovenloops begins in the Link Gallery

About Jen Everett: Could you dim the lights?

Artist and educator Jen Everett collects everyday photographs of Black life in the United States sourced from thrift stores and generations of images from her Midwestern and Southern family. She uses digital and analog mediums to reconfigure and recombine the images that attract her, by doubling or tripling a photograph, by isolating and amplifying a detail, or by collaging and piling up to create an effect of abundance.

Throughout her process, Jen Everett remixes images of herself in conversation with the materials she collects to talk about Black life, kinship, and collective gathering.  Could you dim the lights? is her first solo museum presentation.

Details

Date:
February 1
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Website:
https://kam.illinois.edu/event/spring-2024-opening-night-jen-everett

Venue

Krannert Art Museum
500 E. Peabody Drive
Champaign, Illinois 61820
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Phone:
(217) 333-186
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