Exhibit – 'Seasoned'

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 8:00am to Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 4:00pm

The Lionel Rombach Gallery will be showcasing work by artist Kennady Schneider in her upcoming exhibition titled "Seasoned." Kennady Schneider is an undergraduate student at the University of Arizona. She often uses her own likeness and performance to critique institutional racism and the black experience through her work.

This exhibition takes a critical look at the world of sports and the role of the black body within this realm of entertainment. Schneider uses performance, appropriated images of herself, and portraits of black athletes to highlight the athletic body as a vehicle for profit among institutions including, but not limited to, collegiate and professional leagues. Through her own experiences and background as a Junior Olympics and collegiate gymnast, Schneider relates fetishizing, spectacle and investment of her own body to the historical exploitation of blacks through slavery and systems-based institutionalization. The exhibition addresses not only physical requirements expected of elite-level athletes, but also the psychological adaptations that are required in order to condition and groom black athletes into coachable, or compliant, beings.

An exhibition reception will be held on Jan. 17 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Audience: 
All
Where
Campus: 
Main Campus
Location: 
Art Building & Art Museum, Lionel Rombach Gallery
Tucson, AZ
United States
US
contact info & links
Department/Unit: 
School of Art
Contact Person: 
Brooke Grucella
Contact's Phone: 
520-626-4215
Contact's Email: 

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact, Brooke Grucella.