Catalog Signing with Howardena Pindell
Meet artist Howardena Pindell at a signing of her retrospective exhibition’s catalog: Howardena Pindell: What Remains To Be Seen. Copies of this catalog are available for purchase at the front desk of the Rose Art Museum.
This signing precedes a lecture by visiting art historian Kirsten Buick on Pindell’s practice. The talk, “Processing the Eternal Present: Howardena Pindell and the Art of Risk," will begin at 2 pm.
About the Howardena Pindell:
Howardena Pindell (b. Philadelphia, 1943) has explored the intersection of art and activism for more than five decades. As an artist, curator, and teacher, she has challenged the staid traditions of the art world and asserted her place in its history, both as a woman and one of African descent. Trained as a painter at Boston University and Yale University, Pindell has used unconventional materials such as glitter, talcum powder, sewing thread, and perfume to expand the boundaries of the rigid tradition of painting practice. The work she has created since 1979, when a car accident left her with short-term amnesia, expands upon this experimental formal language to confront a wide range of subjects, from the personal and diaristic to the social and political.
Pindell's work has been featured in many landmark museum exhibitions and is in the permanent collection of major museums across the globe. The artist, who lives and works in New York City, is a full professor at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, where she has taught since 1979.