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Loyola Marymount University KaleidoLA Speaker Series: Jessica Wimbley

Updated: Sep 21

KaleidoLA Speaker Series: Jessica Wimbley Friday, September 25 at 12:15pm - 1:15pm Virtual Event




Presented live online via Zoom. To register for this event: https://lmula.zoom.us/webinar/register/7215993290822/WN_lkGs5Dd7Tz-9p_DGpls-dg Dial-In Information


Jessica Wimbley, the second artist in the KaleidoLA series, is known for her work in collage, photography and video. Her artwork is currently featured in a virtual solo exhibition Jessica Wimbley: Belle Jet and Cabinet Cards hosted online by the Laband Art Gallery.*  Merging memory, biology, culture, and history, Wimbley investigates how identity is constructed through portraiture as well as inherited ideals and beliefs. By layering and excising materials, Wimbley remixes visual and cultural histories to reveal structures and expand understanding of Black identity as multiple, integrated, and intersectional. She fuses literary and popular-culture references, drawn from sources such as Jet Magazine, with historic photographs, family pictures, microscopic images of melanin, printed media, drawing, and painting—resulting in compelling small- and large-scale works that explore the complexities of race and narrative in the American imagination.


About KaleidoLA

KaleidoLA is the Department of Art and Art History’s annual guest speaker series and is a featured program of the College of Communication and Fine Arts (CFA). For the past eight years, KaleidoLA has been a vital connection between Loyola Marymount University and the Los Angeles arts community. For fall 2020, in collaboration with LMU’s Laband Art Gallery, KaleidoLA will thematically center artists whose artwork and lived experiences foreground issues of racial, economic and social justice. In light of COVID-19 restrictions, all lectures will be delivered live on Zoom.

For more information about this event, contact Karen Rapp, Director & Curator, Laband Art Gallery, karen.rapp@lmu.edu




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