JEFFERSON PINDER: FIRE & MOVEMENT
Thursday, Jul. 11, 2019 – Thursday, Jul. 11, 2019
Fire and Movement is a newly commissioned public performance by interdisciplinary Chicago-based artist Jefferson Pinder. The artist and a trained group of performers will retrace the route and narrative of the 1917 Camp Logan Uprising, one of Houston’s most complicated and often-misrepresented historical events.
In his work, Pinder often explores the tangled representations, visual tropes, and myths surrounding historical events. Fire and Movement is part of Pinder’s national tour, Red Summer (May-July 2019), that takes its title from a term coined by author James Weldon to refer to the deadly race riots that took place during the summer of 1919. Red Summer will be enriched through community conversations in Houston, and across the South, as the artist travels from Illinois to Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas, presenting performances and events that revisit this significant part of U.S. history.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jefferson Pinder (b. 1970, Washington, D.C.) has produced highly praised performance-based and multidisciplinary work for over a decade. He received a BA in Theatre and MFA in Mixed Media from the University of Maryland and studied at the Asolo Theatre Conservatory in Sarasota, FL. Pinder’s work provokes commentary about race and struggle. Focusing primarily with neon, found objects, and video, he investigates identity through the most dynamic circumstances and materials. From uncanny video portraits associated with popular music to durational work that puts the black body in motion, his work examines physical conditioning that reveals an emotional response.
Pinder’s work has been featured in numerous group and solo shows including exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut, Showroom Mama in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and The Phillips Collection and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. Pinder was included in the 2016 Shanghai Biennale and his work has been presented at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. In 2016, he was awarded a United States Artist’s Joyce Fellowship Award in the field of performance and was a 2017 John S. Guggenheim Fellow. Currently, Pinder is a Professor of Sculpture and the Dean of Faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Thursday - Saturday, Noon - 8:00 pm
and by appointment
- Gallery is always free.
Directions & Parking
- Paid Parking
- Street Parking
The MetroRail makes a stop a half-block south of the MATCH at the Ensemble/HCC Station.
These are the places to park when you visit the MATCH. Like most of Midtown, you will have to pay to park, but prices are reasonable.
Close to the MATCH is the Mid-Main Garage directly to the south across Holman. This garage is accessible through Holman or Travis Street and is open 24 hours. Parking can be paid by credit card or cash at the designated pay machines. Parking rates are as follows:
5 am- 6 pm
- First 15-minutes are free
- 1 hour or less - $3
- 1.5 Hours - $4.50
- 2 Hours - $6.00
- 2.5 - 3 Hours - $7.50
- Each Additional ½ hour - $1.50
- MAX Rate is $15
- First 15 minutes - Free
- 1 hour or less - $4
- Each additional 1/2 hour - $1
- Nightly Max Rate - $7.50
- Cars left after 4 am - $15
- Flat Rate - $6
- Cars left after 4 am - $15
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