Virginia Center for the Book member artist Veronica Jackson’s exhibit The Burden of Invisibility will be on display at the Morin Gallery at The Arts Center in Orange from February 2-March 25.
THIS SATURDAY At The Arts Center in Orange:
Saturday, March 25 at 2 PM
How do our pasts influence our futures, and what is the role of art (and those who make it) in helping us move forward?
Join Veronica Jackson (Visual Artist) in conversation with Allison James, Montpelier Descendant Committee, James Madison’s Montpelier, and Anna Pillow (Executive Director, The Arts Center in Orange), for an informal conversation, in response to the exhibition entitled: The Burden of Invisibility, about the intersections of contemporary art and historic places.
From the exhibit description:
What does it mean to be invisible? How does the designation of invisibility affect my identity and sense of self? These are two of the many internal queries that arise from my plight as a Black woman living in America. They also provide context for the title of this body of work.
The Burden of Invisibility is autobiographical and stems from my position as a Black woman marking space. It reflects my multidisciplinary visual art practice based on an interpretive exhibit design and architecture career spanning more than three decades. Simply put, this project tells stories using a range of quotidian objects such as felt-bulletin boards, broadsides, timecards, photographs, and text.