Lisa Jarrett And Juneteenth: New Works In The MAM Collection

June 1 - June 29 2024

LISA JARRETT at MAM: Artist's work on view in celebration of Juneteenth!

During the month of June, prints by Lisa Jarrett are on view at MAM. Jarrett completed the works during a 2023 residency at MATRIX Press and MATRIX gifted them to MAM's collection. Visitors are invited to deepen their understanding of Juneteenth through a simple artmaking activity, guided by the question used by Lisa Jarrett to inform her work—What will set you free?

NOTE: MAM will be closed on Jun. 19 in recognition of Juneteenth.

Images: Lisa Jarrett, [L] Love Hangover (Green) and [R] Shoop, both 2023, screenprint, MAM Collection, gift of MATRIX Press.

Lisa Jarrett

Jarrett exists and makes work within the African Diaspora. She lives in Portland, Oregon where she co-authors social practice projects and continues her 14+ year investigation into Black hair and its care in various forms. She is Associate Professor of Community and Context Arts at Portland State University's School of Art + Design where she teaches classes in Art + Social Practice. Jarrett works in social and visual forms. Her intersectional practice considers the politics of difference within a variety of settings including: schools, landscapes, fictions, racial imaginaries, studios, communities, museums, galleries, walls, mountains, mirrors, floors, rivers, and prisms. She recently discovered that her primary medium is questions; the most urgent of which is: What will set you free?

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