The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Contemporary Art Gallery

Joan Snyder, "Mistory"

This exhibition features a variety of works from the UAMA’s contemporary art collection that reflect on issues related to religion, social justice and other pressing issues of the past thirty years.

Highlights include recent acquisitions Drop Me Off in Harlem by David Shrobe and …Run as fast as you will, escape if you can, you are the quarry, fate is the hunter… by Karlito Miller Espinosa. Hung Liu’s Still Life, made in the years following the Tiananmen Square protests and massacre, depicts a young man on a hunger strike seated before a panel of soldiers, while Jane Hammond’s The Hagiography of This Moment uses a church altarpiece format to portray a tongue-in-cheek message.

Other artists featured in the exhibition are Kerry James Marshall, Rodolfo Morales, Miriam Beerman and Joan Snyder. Although made by different individuals with unique experiences, these artists all use their work as a means to memorialize and to comment on important topics of our world.

Image: Joan Snyder, Mistory, 1973, Oil, wallpaper flocking, felt tip pen, ink and graphite on canvas