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Shinique Smith, Bale Variant No. 0024 (Everything), 2017, clothing and other fabric, ribbon, rope, acrylic mirror, acrylic, fabric dye, wood, metal, pigments, The Walter R. Bollinger Fund 2017.105

A Conversation with Shinique Smith and Jenni Sorkin

Based in Los Angeles, Shinique Smith is an artist known for her monumental paintings and sculptures of  fabric, clothing, and calligraphy inspired by the wonder found within the vast nature of consumable and discard-able “things.” Recent solo exhibitions include the Museum of Fine Art, Boston; Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia; and the Studio Museum in Harlem.

Jenni Sorkin, associate professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, writes on the intersections of gender, material culture, and contemporary art. Her current book, Skin, Grid, Sin: Cloth at the Body’s Margins, examines 1980s–90s textile-based sculpture and installation.

$10, $5 Mia members, Free to members of the Painting and Decorative Arts, Textiles and Sculpture Affinity Groups.

To register, call 612.870.6323 or reserve online.

Shinique Smith, Bale Variant No. 0024 (Everything), 2017, clothing and other fabric, ribbon, rope, acrylic mirror, acrylic, fabric dye, wood, metal, pigments, The Walter R. Bollinger Fund 2017.105