Tuesday, February 19, 6pm-7pm
$10 admission, FREE for MOCA members and students (includes light snacks and refreshments)
ArtNow! gives you the opportunity to engage with wildly disparate practices collectively known as “the art of our time” during this playful lecture series. MOCA Tucson artist-in-residence Julie Henson will explore many of the references within her work, from Miss Piggy and Dolly Parton to America’s Got Talent. Connecting the dots between iconic women from recent American history, this event will explore how celebrities and tv personalities reflect and redefine how we perceive many of our culture’s shared beliefs including the role of gender to the American Dream.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Julie Henson was born in Charleston, South Caroline and lives and works in Los Angeles. She has had solo exhibitions at Anat Ebgi (Los Angeles), the Columbia Museum of Art (South Carolina), and Yes Ma’am Projects (Denver). She has participated in number group shows in venues such as : the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art; the Torrance Art Museum; and the Visual Art Center at the University of Texas, Austin to name just a few. Henson’s work has been covered in Elephant Magazine, Artforum, and Hyperallergic, and she was a 2017 nominee for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Award.