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In Dialogue: Sherman Fleming, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Xaviera Simmons

Special Location: Freed Auditorium, Glassell School of Art, 5101 Montrose Blvd., Houston 77006

Join us at the Glassell School of Art for a panel discussion with artists Sherman Fleming, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Xaviera Simmons, featured in the exhibition Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art. The discussion is moderated by Franklin Sirmans, Terri and Michael Smooke Curator and Department Head of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.


Sherman Fleming has investigated the body gesture in a series of performances entitled States of Suspense. The performances utilize childhood games, ritual, and dance actions as derived from African, and Black Atlantic traditions.

Jacolby Satterwhite was born in 1986 in South Carolina. He earned his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. The construction of his video works stems from a collaboration with his mother, battling schizophrenia, who creates fantastical drawings that Satterwhite threads together with the help of C.G.I. animation. His solo exhibition at Monya Rowe Gallery in New York is on view through February 16.

Xaviera Simmons was born in New York in 1974 and currently lives and works in Brooklyn.  In 2004, she received her BFA in photography from Bard College.  In much of her work, Simmons traverses the real and the staged with fluidity, creating open-ended narratives that highlight the plurality of history itself.

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