November 16 - February 16, 2020
A solo exhibition featuring work by Vicki Meek curated by Lauren Cross.
“The Philadelphia native who currently resides in Dallas and Costa Rica, has left an indelible mark on our cultural environment. In 1992, she stunned Houstonians with her profound The Crying Room: A Memorial to the Ancestors installation at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. The Crying Room remains timeless for African American lives lost to police and societal violence. Timeless art that has moved us over the last 30 years.
Vicki Meek: 3 Decades of Social Commentary, Cross allows us a glimpse of the progression of the nationally recognized Meek’s artistic vision and influences over a 30-year period. With the inclusion of some of the discrete works from the 1980s to 2008 (most done in series format), a video that exhibits many of her signature site-specific installations dating back to the 1990s on up to the 2000s, and one recreated installation, Vicki Meek’s work becomes easily accessible to viewers that may be unfamiliar with the installation medium and illuminating for those interested in the broad spectrum of her work.”
Artist talk: November 11, 2019 | 6–7 pm
Panel: February 8, 2020 | 11 am – 12 pm
Conversation: February 15, 2020 | 11 am – 12 pm
Houston Museum of African American Culture
4807 Caroline St.
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