Fairfield University Art Museum – Lecture: The Art of Perception: Look Closely to Save a Life

October 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fairfield University Art Museum (Quick Center for the Arts, Kelley Theatre)
200 Barlow Road
CT 06824
Rosalinda Rodriguez
203-254-4000, ext. 4046

Join the Fairfield University Art Museum for a creative workshop!

Please note: this event will be presented on Fairfield University’s campus, and will not be live-streamed. University policies related to campus access will apply. Updates can be found here: https://www.fairfield.edu/undergraduate/student-life-and-services/health-and-wellness/health-center/emergencies/coronavirus/

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Join us for this special event co-sponsored by the #UNLOAD Foundation. Amy Herman, founder of The Art of Perception Ⓡ, will lead a brief workshop on identifying and understanding visual bias, followed by a panel discussion with community members.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects (Walsh Gallery). About the exhibition: In Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects, Weems focuses on the humanity denied in recent killings of black men, women, and children by police. She directs our attention to the constructed nature of racial identity—specifically, representations that associate black bodies with criminality. Our imaginings have real—often deadly—outcomes. Blocks of color obscure faces just as our assumptions around race obscure individual humanity. Through a formal language of blurred images, color blocks, stated facts, and meditative narration, Weems directs our attention toward the repeated pattern of judicial inaction—the repeated denials and the repeated lack of acknowledgement.