Mǝǝmento: Before

January 22 – February 23, 2019

Curated by Jacob Meders

Untitled monoprint James Kuiper

Jacob de Gheyn, Muskateer, ca. 1607, copper engraving; TC Cannon, Two Gun Arikara, 1978, woodcut

Through printmaking, installation, and social practice interventions, artist Jacob Meders (Mechoopda-Maidu) challenges ideas of indigenous assimilation and the cultural appropration of Native American identity. In two distinct and related exhibitions, Mǝǝmento: Before curated by Meders from the Turner Print Archive and Collection and Aksum Belle:Afterwards, featuring new work by the artist at the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery, Meders creates a “call and response,” where Native American representation is reconsidered through its past and a dynamic and changing present. This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org.

• Artist Talk: | Thursday, February 7, 5:30 P.M. | Zingg Recital Hall, Arts and Humanities Building | Reception to follow in the galleries

• Turner Exhibition Talk: | Saturday, February 9, 2 P.M. | The Turner, Arts and Humanities Building | Reception to follow in the galleries