Liberian Artist Catherine Kennedy at UW-Parkside Gallery. Opening Reception January 28,7-8:30 pm

UW-Parkside Galleries has brought “Contemporary Journeys: Installation Art by Liberian Artist, Catherine Kennedy” to Kenosha. Having met Catherine in Minneapolis, it is a great pleasure  bring her artwork South Eastern Wisconsin.

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About the exhibition:

Born in Liberia West Africa, Catherine Kennedy left her country in the early – 1990s during the first Liberian Civil War. After a period in Ivory Coast, Kennedy relocated to the United States to reunite with her father and her grandmother who had refugee status. Kennedy’s work explores the artist’s experiences as a displaced person and addresses contemporary and historical paths between the Americas and West Africa, including the triangular trade and paths that bring African refugees and immigrants to the United States. Kennedy’s installation includes abstracted maps, rice and dried fish, wax self-portraits, video featuring the artist’s grandmother, and sculptural objects she calls “body bowls.”

Thanks to Glen Larson for installation assistance. Thanks to students Katy Petro and James Passannante for help with installation.

Gallery Hours: (metered parking)

Friday, Saturday, 12-4:00pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, 12-6:00 pm

Thursday, 12-8:00 pm

Information: (262) 595-2564/gallery@uwp.edu

Let me know if you’d like a private tour! briggsp@uwp.edu

About Patricia Briggs
Patricia Briggs is the director of galleries and curator of exhibitions at Jamestown Community College in Western New York. She writes the blog "Scene Unseen: Viewing Notes" about visual art in her community.

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