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Elson Lecture 2022: Howardena Pindell


Howardena Pindell discusses how social issues and the prospect of societal change impact her art and life.  In her artistic practice, Pindell’s work reflects a fascination with gridded, serialized imagery and surface texture. She often employs lengthy, metaphorical processes of destruction/reconstruction. Even in her more politically charged work, Pindell reverts to these thematic focuses to address issues of homelessness, AIDS, war, genocide, sexism, xenophobia, and apartheid.