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Jefferson Pinder: Civic Meditations

Presented by the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

Date:        February 8, 2013

Time:        6:00 PM

Location:  Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 233 4th Street NW, 2nd Floor


Jefferson Pinder: Civic Meditations

The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center will present its first exhibition in its temporary gallery

January 25 - March 24.

Jefferson Pinder will lecture on February 8 at 6:00 p.m. in the Heritage Center Auditorium.

Exhibition Details:

Passive/Resistance (2008) January 25-February 15, 2013

Afro Cosmonaut/Alien (White Noise) (2008) February 16- March 1, 2013

Elevator Music (2012) March 2-March 24, 2013


Artist Bio:

Jefferson Pinder, a Washington based video artist, seeks to find black identity through the most dynamic circumstances. His experimental videos and films feature minimal performances that reference music videos and physical theatre. Pinder’s work provides personal and social commentary in accessible and familiar format. Inspired by soundtracks, Pinder utilizes hypnotic popular music and surreal performances to underscore themes dealing with blackness. Jefferson received his BA in Theatre from the University of Maryland, and studied at the Asolo Theatre Conservatory in Sarasota, FL. In  2000, Jefferson returned to the University of Maryland to receive his MFA in Mixed Media. Pinder currently is an Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.