Of Memory, Bone, and Myth curator talk by Suzanne Gonsalez-Smith
Sunday, April 7, 2 p.m.
The Rourke Art Museum
Does a photograph give further evidence for a reality or destroy it altogether?
That’s just one of the questions Suzanne Gonsalez-Smith will be tackling at an upcoming talk at a new photography exhibition at the Rourke Museum in Moorhead this Sunday.
Gonsalez-Smith curated the exhibition entitled Of Memory, Bone & Myth that features 23 artists from around the country. The juror for the exhibition is Olivia Parker, a self-taught photographer who has exhibited work in the United States and abroad.
It is the fourth year the exhibition has been held and the second time at the Rourke.
Gonsalez-Smith, an assistant professor of art and design at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, says she hopes viewers will examine how memory and myth fit into their realities.
The theme is focused around her own artistic research and explores other existential questions. What remains after a death? Is absence void of meaning? How does grief affect us on an emotional and psychological level? And is the photographic alive or dead?
UND and the Myers Foundation sponsored the exhibit.
Gonsalez-Smith will give the curatorial talk on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Rourke. Of Memory, Bone & Myth runs until June 2.
Image: photograph by Mark Schoon courtesy of The Rourke.