Ja’Tovia Gary Visiting Artist Talk

Monday, Apr 03, 2023

Ja’Tovia Gary. Photo by Chiara Bryant.


Ja’Tovia Gary is visiting UTA to present a lecture on Monday, April 3, 2023.


Ja’Tovia Gary is a filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist working across documentary, avant-garde video art, sculpture, and installation. Gary is deeply concerned with re-memory and employs a rigorous interrogation and reapprehension of the archive in much of her work. The artist seeks to trouble notions of objectivity and neutrality in nonfiction storytelling by asserting a Black feminist subjectivity. She applies what scholar and cultural critic bell hooks terms “an oppositional gaze” as both maker and critical spectator of moving image works. Intimate, often personal, and politically charged, her works aim to unmask power and its influence on how we perceive and formulate reality. Gary’s films and installations serve as reparative gestures for the distorted histories through which Black life is often viewed. Black sociality, familial bonds, the interiority of Black women and femmes, and the global efforts towards liberation often pull focus in Gary’s multivalent works.


Artist Talk: Monday, April 3, 2023 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: UTA Fine Arts Building, Room 148


Watch the stream herehttps://youtube.com/live/_xg-G6cfCqE?feature=share