74 minutes | Mar 22nd 2020

Gary Jo Gardenhire Artist; Using Art to reclaim cultural narratives

NOTE: This is part 2 of a two part Art series featuring the 'GOLLY' exhibition by Gary Jo Gardenhire.  Please listen to episode 1 with Professor Justin Randolph Thompson HEREIn discussion with friend and Artist Gary Jo Gardenhire, discussing his controversial exhibit ‘GOLLY’ and how he processed being called a ‘Golliwog’ here in London. Accompanying visual short doc piece will follow."I began painting their images on historical prints to disrupt the status quo, making space for (re)thinking history, race and to reclaim cultural narratives."Gary paints, draws and sculpts, find him on Instagram:- https://www.instagram.com/gary_jo_g/Website:- https://www.garyjogardenhire.com/Gary's 'Golly' pieces, were shown in Florence as part of their Black History Month events. Before the Coronavirus pandemic, Anita visited Florence to view the works at SRISA https://srisa.orgFor further information on Back History Month Florence, and to help with research, contact Justin and the team belowWebsite:- Black History Month FlorenceFacebook:- https://www.facebook.com/blackhistorymonthflorencepage/Instagram:- https://www.instagram.com/black.history.month.florence/?hl=en
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