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UD's Tiffany M. Gill will discuss the exhibition "Hassinger and Clark: Boxes, Combs, and Constellations" during a Perspectives presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Nov. 13: Exhibition 'Perspectives'

UD's Gill to discuss 'Boxes, Combs and Constellations' exhibition

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9:04 a.m., Nov. 8, 2013--Tiffany M. Gill, associate professor in the University of Delaware Department of Black American Studies, will discuss the exhibition “Hassinger and Clark: Boxes, Combs, and Constellations” from 12:30-1:15 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Mechanical Hall Gallery.

Gill will speak as part of the University Museums Perspective series.

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The exhibition highlights the visual alchemy of Maren Hassinger and Sonya Clark, whose creative agencies turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Hassinger’s primary material is the commonplace commercial box. Literal and allegorical, formal and conceptual, the boxes signal consumptive overload and containment as they express her liberatory intent: to get out of the box.

Clark works from the premise that hairdressing is the oldest textile art. Hair is both subject and medium, as are the accoutrements of hair care and hair styling. She transforms combs into carpets and tapestries and hair into portraiture.

“Boxes, Combs and Constellations” follows short residencies of Hassinger and Clark at UD in the spring of 2013.

The exhibition is curated by Julie L. McGee, curator of African American art at University Museums and associate professor of Black American studies.

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