On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews art historian and scholar Elizabeth Bilyeu [PRONOUNCED BALOO] about Witness, a show of 80 prints at the Hallie Ford Museum in Salem. Bilyeu talks about Themes of Social Justice in Contemporary Printmaking and Photography. The art in this show is made by and about people of color.
FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:
Starting September 15 and continuing through December 20, the major exhibition “Witness: Themes of Social Justice in Contemporary Printmaking and Photography from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation” explores issues of race, identity, and social justice in contemporary printmaking and photography with over 80 prints by 40 artists from one of the legendary privately owned print collections in the United States.
Witness: Themes of Social Justice in Contemporary Printmaking and Photography from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
September 15 – December 20, 2018
Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery
Drawn from the vast collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, the exhibition explores issues of race, identity, and social justice in contemporary printmaking and photography from one of the legendary print collections in the United States. Organized by Portland, Oregon, art historian and scholar Elizabeth Bilyeu, the exhibition features over 80 prints by 40 artists, including Enrique Chagoya, Lalla Essaydi, Mildred Howard, Hung Liu, Nicola Lopez, Wendy Red Star, Roger Shimomura, Kara Walker, and Marie Watt, among many others.
Bilyeu says "Social justice is defined here by individual artists creatively bringing their own stories and passions to us through visual elements, collaborations in printmaking and photographic processes, and in their lives beyond their art. We hear their voices translated through images giving us ideas that engage thought, discussion, and action."
“The theme represented in this exhibition, social justice, is the most important discussion all of us in the country need to have with each other,” said Jordan D. Schnitzer.
Exhibition Related Events
Tuesday Gallery Talks
Every Tuesday, September 18 - December 18, 12:30 p.m.
Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Join museum docents at the museum for a complimentary guided gallery talk that explores the exhibition.
Joseph Gallivan has been a reporter since 1990. He has covered music for the London Independent, Technology for the New York Post, and arts and culture for the Portland Tribune, where he is currently the Business Reporter. He is the author of two novels, "Oi, Ref!" and "England All Over" which are available on Amazon.com
This show was recorded at KBOO Production 1 on Sept 30, 2018.