Here/Say, Fall 2017
On Framing [Classification, Climate, Criticisms]
Three Mondays: September 25, October 30, November 27
Part I – [Classification]: Considering the motivations and repercussions of naming and framing behaviors
Monday, September 25
7-9 pm, Louise McCagg Gallery, Diana Center
Featuring Jacqueline Mabey and Joiri Minaya, moderated by Lizzy De Vita
Living between the United States and the Dominican Republic (and having lived in Belgium for a while) has made Minaya aware of her own difference and subjectivity depending on context. Influenced by this, her work meditates on representation, identity constructions, gender roles, migration and nature from a personal place but also through larger transcultural and historical frames. She graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Artes Visuales (ENAV) in Santo Domingo, D.R. in 2009, the Altos de Chavón School of Design in La Romana, D.R. in 2011 and Parsons the New School for Design in 2013. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2013. Minaya is the recipient of Emerging Artist Awards from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation (2016) and the Joan Mitchell Foundation (2015), a Great Prize and the Audience Award in the XXV Concurso de Arte Eduardo León Jimenes at the Centro León in Santiago, D.R., and the Great Prize of the XXVII National Biennial of the Museum of Modern Art in Santo Domingo. She lives and works in Manhattan, NY, maintaining a strong artistic presence in the Dominican Republic.
Jacqueline Mabey’s work is shaped both by her study of art history at Wilfrid Laurier University, McGill University & The University of British Columbia & by her multifarious professional experience in commercial galleries, non-profit art organizations, and artist studios. Recent, forthcoming & ongoing projects include: Art+Feminism, a campaign to improve coverage of feminism & the arts on Wikipedia, which she co-founded; In this place where the guest rests, a group exhibition highlighting the materiality & temporalities of cultural trauma; “Not Mine Alone, Nor Mine to Own: Some Reflections on the Young Girl,” a forthcoming article in The Journal of Feminist Scholarship. She was included in Foreign Policy magazine’s list of 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2014 & called a “Badass Woman” by Buzzfeed. Mabey works independently under the honorific, failed projects.