Tameka Norris: Not Acquiescing
October 23 – December 5, 2015
Opening | Artist Talk | Performance: Friday, October 23rd, 6p.m.
In Not Acquiescing, Tameka Norris weaves together auto-biographical references and wider cultural narratives that engage questions of gender, race and socio-economics. Norris’ Post-Katrina-inspired works invite the audience to consider the cultural landscape of New Orleans in the aftermath of the hurricane. Works like “Meka Jean: How She Got Good” detail the struggles and triumphs of Meka Jean, Norris’s alter-ego, and call attention to the contemporary experience of women of color. Themes of reinvention and resilience run deep in all of the work and direct the viewer back to the title: Not Acquiescing.
Tameka Norris received her BFA from UCLA and her MFA from Yale. She has participated in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Fountainhead Residency and the Hermitage Artist Retreat. Group exhibitions include Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art recently at the Walker Art Center and Gifted and Talented, Third Streaming Gallery, New York. Norris debuted her feature length film/installation Meka Jean: How She Got Good at Prospect 3 in New Orleans. Norris lives and works in New Orleans, LA and Berlin, Germany.
To find out more about the artist, please visit her website:
Tameka Norris | www.tamekanorrisart.com
"Not Acquiescing" is made possible by generous support from Jay Barrows and Linden Row Inn.