SALISBURY, MD---Can music have its own race? Can a song be used as an instrument to provoke a conversation about race?
These are the questions visual artist Jefferson Pinder seeks to answer with his video installation “Juke” through March 20 at Salisbury University’s Electronic Gallery, Teacher Education and Technology Center (TETC) Room 128.
An artist talk and reception is 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in TETC Room 153.
Pinder's work provides personal and social commentary using music as an accessible and familiar format. The Washington, D.C.-based artist has exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery; the Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art in Hartford, CT; and the Zacheta National Gallery in Warsaw, Poland. Pinder is an assistant professor of art at the University of Maryland College Park.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-548-2547 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.