“Confuse the Issues: Art, Text, and Identity” at Schmucker Gallery; August through December, 2022

Confuse the Issues: Art, Text, and Identity features text-based works by prominent contemporary artists of color who demonstrate the power of languag will be on view at the Gettysburg College Schmucker Art Gallery from August 31 through Dec. 31.

An opening reception will be held on August 31 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

This exhibition is intended to engage visitors in productive, challenging conversations about art, race, identity, and issues of social justice and equity in the United States. Works by Elizabeth Catlett, Deborah Dancy, Nekisha Durrett, the Guerrilla Girls, Glenn Ligon, Carl Pope, Jr., Faith Ringgold, Hank Willis Thomas, and Carrie Mae Weems will be included in the exhibition. 

Words not only are central to the compositions of each photograph, sculpture, and print, but the text also provides an expression of identity, a marginalized narrative, a reflection on history, or a call to action.

This exhibition is co-sponsored by the following departments and programs at Gettysburg College: Africana Studies, English, Public Policy, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Featured Image: Carl Pope, Jr. (American, b. 1961), From The Bad Air Smelled of Roses, 2004-ongoing, letterpress print. Gettysburg College Fine Arts Collection, purchase made possible by the Michael J. Birkner ’72 and Robin Wagner Art and Photography Acquisition Fund, with additional support from Dr. Deborah Smith P’11, P’13

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