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Christopher Blay to talk, show video at the Kimbell Art Museum

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Date: Saturday (9/23)

Time: 11 a.m.

Place: Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion

Cost: Free

The Kimbell Art Museum’s “Artist’s Eye” series continues this Saturday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. with Christopher Blay presenting a gallery talk in the Piano Pavilion galleries.

“The Artist’s Eye” is an ongoing program that works to bring artists and architects to the Museum to discuss works and the building itself, in addition to sharing their own professional insights.

Blay is an artist, curator, author and lecturer, who has worked as the curator of the Art Corridor Gallery at Tarrant County College’s Southeast Campus since 2009. Blay also writes for the Fort Worth Weekly, lectures at the University of North Texas and has done work as a guest artist at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

During his talk at the Kimbell, Blay will present and discuss his video KaraWalkerTexasRanger (KWTXR), which references seven incidents in recent history in which African Americans were killed/wounded by police officers.

The video features a fantasy narrative where the fictitious character, KaraWalkerTexasRanger, time travels and reverses the outcome of the victims’ confrontations with police.

“Key elements of the fantasy narrative employ religious symbols (such as mandalas) and rituals, which will allow Blay to explore connections between his work and those in the Kimbell’s permanent collection of Asian art, particularly the Tibetan Four Mandalas of the Vajravali Series,” a news release about the event states.

Jennifer Casler Price, curator for Asian and non-Western art at the Kimbell, will moderate the free program.


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