Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
A Lunch and Community Leadership presentation by December Resident Artist Veronica Jackson
Exhibition Narratives: That’s Pops's Money and Other Tales of Visualizing Invisibility
Veronica will be presenting her past art work to a small group of community leaders in a presentation from 1-3pm. This "in person" or by "zoom" gathering will only be complete with community leaders attending from the River District/ Duke University: Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation / DCC / Averett / Parks and Rec / The Chamber/ Danville Regional Foundation, as well as smaller civic groups, who are invited to join us via Zoom.
The DMFAH would like to bring Veronica Jackson's work to the 500 Craghead Block Gallery and would like your input.
Veronica Jackson makes connections across art, architecture, and design as compiled in her multi-decade portfolio in interpretive exhibition and communication design. She honed her conceptual and practical skills by working on culturally significant and historically prominent projects. Examples range from African Voices at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History to Discovering the Civil War at the National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.
She is also a dedicated proponent for intellectual accessibility in the visual arts. Jackson holds firm that once exposed to it, art is a transformative experience.With the intent to record, interpret, and make aware the impact visual culture has on our daily lives, Jackson received a MA in Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts, San Francisco. During her tenure at CCA her work examined identity, agency, and empowerment as performed by African American women in the visual landscape. Her current emphasis—a text based visual art and installation practice—critically elucidates the visualization of gender and race in America, with a special focus on the portrayal, perception, and legacy of black women in popular media both past and present.