Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Artist Spotlight: Joe Pinkelman -- America

Joe Pinkelman, This Land is Our Land (White Immigrants First), Ceramic, 22 x 19 x 20"
TAG presents America, a new body of work by ceramicist Joe Pinkelman.
Pinkelman was strongly influenced by two books, We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi. The books examine historical and current racism in America.
Joe Pinkelman, I Promise To Be Double (White) Good (Standards for White Folk Are Much Lower), Ceramic, 22 x 13 x 12"
Pinkelman only begins to scratch the surface of the deplorable treatment that black Americans have received since the 17th century. His examination is further limited because it comes from a white male for who the US system was tailored.
Joe Pinkelman, In Memory of Trayvon Martin (My Blood is Red Like Yours), Ceramic, 22 x 20 x 3"
As there are too many to count or list, this body of work tries to collectively visualize a portion of egregious actions.
Joe Pinkelman, Incarceration is the New Plantation (Change the Criminal Justice Code), Ceramic, 22 x 13 x 12"
The Exhibition runs through Saturday December 15
Reception: Saturday, December 1, 5­-8 p.m.
Artist Talk: Saturday, December 15, 3pm

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