Jacob Meders | Aksum Belle: Afterwards

20190123_JacobMedersExhibit_JH_011 January 22-February 23, 2019

The Jacki Headley University Art Gallery is pleased to present the work of artist and printmaker Jacob Meders. Meders, a member of the Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria, California, uses book forms, prints, and sculpture to challenge perceptions of place, culture, and identity built on the assimilation and homogenization of Indigenous peoples. For this exhibition, Meders has created a site-responsive installation that transforms the gallery into an indigenous space. As part of a larger project in partnership with The Janet Turner Print Museum and the exhibition “Meemento: Before” which is curated by Meders from the Turner’s collection, “Aksum Belle: Afterwards” at the Headley Gallery explores Native American identity as it specifically relates to an institution built on the ancestral lands of the Mechoopda-Maidu. This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Public Programs:

Artist Talk: Thursday, February 7, 5:30pm
Zingg Recital Hall, Arts & Humanities Building
Followed by a reception in the galleries

Print Demo and Workshop: Friday, February 8, 10am-2pm
Ayres 129

Turner Exhibition Talk: Saturday, February 9, 2pm
Followed by a reception in the galleries

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