[Blackstudies-l] Stephen McKenzie exhibition and talks (Oberg, Storr, Smith)

Lytton Smith smithlj at geneseo.edu
Tue Apr 9 16:09:54 EDT 2019


Gun Violence in America: Stephen McKenzie - April 3 – May 4, 2019
Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery, SUNY Geneseo

OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, April 3 at 5 p.m.
GALLERY TALK: Stephen McKenzie at 5:30 p.m.

Exhibition Programming
Wed., April 10 at 2:30 p.m: Manifesto, Michael Oberg, Prof. of History
Wed., April 24 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m: Exercises for the Quiet Eye,
Annie Storr, PhD
Mon., May 2 at 6:00 p.m: Evie Shockley’s *semiautomatic*: Poems That Break
the Cycle,, Lytton Smith, Assoc. Prof. of English

Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery is pleased to announcement its exhibit “Gun
Violence in America” by Stephen Mckenzie.  McKenzie’s exhibit of
large-scale prints combines text and image to tell a narrative of policy
gone wrong. Policy that does not seem to have a hard solution, policy
developed around the misconception of the meaning of the Second Amendment.
The solution, that is, to enact real change to gun laws, and limiting the
impact of the National Rifle Association appears to be at an impasse no
matter how many children, teenagers, or adults are murdered.

Stephen McKenzie’s work has focused on gun violence for the past 10 years.
For his work he “uses statistics to chronicle the violence … The story of
each survivor of those grim statistics is one of coping and living with a
completely changed reality…” This is McKenzie’s method of activism
chronicling this form of terrorism and hoping for a shift, a change, in
federal and state policy that seeks life.

All exhibits are free and open to the public. We look forward to your visit
to the gallery. Gallery hours are Wednesday and Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m.,
and Friday and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information contact
either Lori Houtz at 585-245-5841 or
Cynthia Hawkins at 585-245-5813

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Dr. Lytton Smith

Director, Center for Integrative Learning, Doty 303C (Tues/Wed/Thurs. p.m.)
Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing, Welles 230
Interim Director of Creative Writing / Black Studies Faculty / Geneseo
Literary Forum Coordinator

For a list of Geneseo Allies for Social Justice and Diversity, visit
http://bit.ly/2fQrRne.
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