UD's James M. Jones will discuss the University Museums exhibition "Hassinger and Clark: Boxes, Combs and Constellations" during a Perspectives series presentation on Nov. 7.

Nov. 7: Exhibition 'Perspectives'

Jones to examine 'Boxes, Combs and Constellations' exhibition

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7:58 a.m., Oct. 31, 2013--The University of Delaware’s James M. Jones, professor and director of the Center for the Study of Diversity, will discuss the University Museums exhibition “Hassinger and Clark: Boxes, Combs and Constellations” during a presentation from 12:30-1:15 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Mechanical Hall Gallery.

Jones will speak as part of the University Museums Perspectives series.

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Perspectives will continue on Wednesday, Nov. 13, with a presentation by Tiffany M. Gill, associate professor in the Department of Black American Studies. She will speak at 12:30 p.m., also in the Mechanical Hall Gallery.

The exhibition highlights the visual alchemy of Maren Hassinger and Sonya Clark, whose creative agencies turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Hassinger’s primary material is the commonplace commercial box. Literal and allegorical, formal and conceptual, the boxes signal consumptive overload and containment as they express her liberatory intent: to get out of the box. 

Clark works from the premise that hairdressing is the oldest textile art. Hair is both subject and medium, as are the accouterments of hair care and hair styling. She transforms combs into carpets and tapestries and hair into portraiture.

“Boxes, Combs and Constellations” follows short residencies of Hassinger and Clark at UD in the spring of 2013.

The exhibition is curated by Julie L. McGee, curator of African American art at University Museums and associate professor of Black American studies.

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