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America Selfie is a large-scale, site-specific painting installation for the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi.

America Selfie is a portrait of America now — and then — in essence a contemporary take on history painting — and uses current events, American history, national symbols, and contemporary and art historical imagery to explore and develop a portrait of America.

A unifying element in the paintings are references to various artists’ interpretations of the Rape of the Sabine women — from Giambologna to Picasso. The female protagonist in the paintings is based on the sculpture of Freedom that crowns the US Capitol. Freedom is animated as a “super hero,” who battles against multiple fronts of Domination, including the racism, sexism and xenophobia, that has characterized American society since the country’s founding.

Opening Reception

Tuesday, August 22

3-4pm

Oxford Art Crawl

Tuesday, August 22

Tuesday, September 26

6 - 8 pm

Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College
1 Sorority Row
University, MS  38677-1848

(662) 915-7294