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


Oxford Art Crawl

Tuesday, August 22

Tuesday, September 26

6 - 8 pm

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

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