Exhibition: The Fez as Storyteller

September 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lockhart Gallery in SUNY Geneseo McClellan House
26 Main Street
Geneseo, NY 14454
Cynthia Hawkins, Director of Galleries and Curator

Artist: Camille Eskell
Exhibition dates: September 6 through October 5, 2017

This timely exhibition reminds us of the traditions, challenges, and celebrations of America’s vast multicultural heritage. Eskell’s work makes use of the Middle Eastern head piece know as a Fez. With this traditional item of clothing as a backdrop she explores her multi-racial and multicultural heritage to question “attitudes, conventions, and the indoctrination of religious and social systems perpetuated over the generations.”

The artist uses a variety of found, manufactured, and personal objects to tell the story of her family legacy; one which most Americans can relate to because those of us not of Native American extraction were all immigrants. These complex and labor intensive works are very much mixed media, and include beadwork, digital images, fabric and more.  This work links the traditions of the hand-made with 21st century digital image construction.

For more information call Lori Houtz at 245-5841.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday & Thursday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 1:00 – 5:00 PM

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