A Conversation with Shinique Smith – Presenters: Shinique Smith & Jenni Sorkin

Based in L.A. and NYC, Shinique Smith is a painter and sculptor known for her monumental creations of fabric, clothing, and calligraphy inspired by the vast nature of consumable, 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.