In the first part of of a two-episode conversation about art and race in the Quad Cities, Claire and Melissa speak with Chicago-based artist Jefferson Pinder.
His Figge exhibition, Ghost Light, is on display through June 4. In it, Pinder has created a site-specific performance installation that explores race in the midwest through multi-faceted portraits of personalities from the Quad Cities area.
As an interdisciplinary artist, Pinder creates performances, video work, and objects that challenge viewers to think critically about our highly polarized society.
In this episode, Pinder speaks about how the exhibition has brought personal histories and race to the forefront through three live performances that have been documented and added to the multi-media installation over the course of the exhibition’s run.