Soo Sunny Park is Professor of Studio Art
Department at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA.
Park received a BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design in
Columbus, Ohio and M.F.A in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of
Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. After a residency in Skowhegan
School of Painting and Sculpture, 2000, she was awarded with the
River Front Times Best of 2001, Sculptor of St. Louis.
American cultural institutions are an integral part of the
broader discussion of racism taking place in our society. Museums
are powerful spaces for communicating cultural values, including
racially based notions of cultural difference. Can the museum be
a space of anti-racism, and can the discipline of art history
help to achieve that? If so, what are the challenges and
Growing up in Jim Crow South during the Civil Rights Movement,
Ramekon O’Arwisters had a safe haven,
quilting with his Grandmother where he was “embraced, important
and special.” These early memories prompted his nascent series
of unique crocheted/ceramic sculptures titled, Mending.
Employing ordinary household, or decorative pottery, broken and
discarded, O’Arwisters combined traditional crafts into a
dimensional woven tapestry, stripping both cloth and ceramic of
their intended function.
Through documenting contemporary activists focused on women’s
rights, migrant justice, workers’ rights and climate justice,
Andrea Bowers is committed to an intersectional
feminism that dismantles gender privilege and builds community
that collectively cares for one another. Her multivalent art
practice documents and honors the activists whose everyday
actions forge meaningful change. Bowers lives and works in Los
The materials employed in Arnold J. Kemp’s
interdisciplinary practice absorb or reflect light while
mirroring likeness, becoming haunted and ghostly metaphors for
absented and obfuscated black bodies. His work is in the
collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Studio Museum
in Harlem, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and
the Portland Art Museum, among others.
Irina Rozovsky (born 1981, Russia) has exhibited
in museums and galleries in the US and abroad. She has published
two monographs, One to Nothing (2011) and Island in
my Mind (2015). A monograph of her ten year project, In
Plain Air is forthcoming in 2021. Irina’s work is in the
collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Museum of Art, and Haggerty Museum of Art and is currently
featured in MoMA’s New Photography: Companion Pieces. With her
husband Mark Steinmetz, she runs The Humid, a photographic
project space in Athens, GA.
The Art Building is located on Hutchison Drive, about halfway
between the Memorial Union and Mrak Hall on the UC Davis campus.
There is limited parking behind the building, but there is
visitor parking nearby, across the Arboretum in lot VP5.