Gallery Talk: Dissolve with Bridget R. Cooks, PhD
Join curator Bridget R. Cooks, PhD for a gallery talk in Dissolve. Cooks explores the concept behind the group exhibition featuring works held in Langson IMCA’s collection, commissioned artworks, and works on loan from galleries and private collections.
DATE: Thursday, December 8, 2022
TIME: 5:30 pm
VENUE: UCI University Art Gallery, 712 Arts Plaza, Irvine
PARKING: Mesa Parking Structure, 19514 Mesa Road, UC Irvine, $2 per hour
This drop-in, in-person program is free and open to all.
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About the Facilitator
Bridget R. Cooks, PhD, is professor of African American studies and art history at University of California, Irvine, Cooks’s research focuses on African American art and culture, Black visual culture, museum criticism, film, feminist theory, and post-colonial theory. She earned her doctorate degree in visual and cultural studies in the Department of Art History at University of Rochester (NY) and has received a number of awards, grants, and fellowships for her work, including the prestigious James A. Porter & David C. Driskell Book Award in African American Art History and the Henry Luce Dissertation Fellowship in American Art. She has also curated several art exhibitions including The Black Index (2021), sponsored by a grant from the Ford Foundation, spotlighting artworks which “build upon the tradition of Black self-representation as an antidote to colonialist images.” Cooks is also curator of Dissolve, presented by Langson IMCA and currently on view at UCI University Art Gallery through December 10, 2022.
About Langson IMCA
Langson IMCA explores and celebrates artists and their capacity to develop new forms and ideas in response to the California experience. It collects, conserves, and generates scholarship for modern and contemporary art inspired by the State’s diverse societal, cultural, and natural environments. As an institution dedicated to becoming the epicenter of California Art, Langson IMCA presents programming that strives to provoke questions around an expansive understanding of art making inspired by the Golden State.