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January 2018

Marginalized and Mythological: Shanequa Gay’s Disruption of the Pastoral Landscape

January 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Influenced by her research of printed fabric and its history, Shanequa Gay’s designs reveal her interest in the Civil Rights era, Southern vernacular and current issues faced by African Americans. Gay’s thematic approach to contemporary concerns rendered through genre scenes and mythological figures reflects her study of traditional African patterns and the drawings of 18th and 19th-century artisans such as Jean Baptiste Huet, employed by the Oberkampf factory in Jouy-en-Josas, France who produced the pastoral genre now commonly known as…

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