Yvonne Buchanan gives the first of six lectures by artists featured in the 5th Rochester Biennial. Her lecture is included in Gallery admission.
By weaving together story fragments, gossip and opinion, Buchanan seeks to "illuminate worlds inhabited by the 'other'." Specifically, her art explores the many ways--including religious faith and belief in the afterlife--that African Americans cope with harsh experiences. Buchanan was chosen on the strength of her videos in the last two Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibitions. An associate professor at Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts, she's also an award-winning illustrator.
This series is underwritten by the Sandra G. Dreyfuss Education Endowment Fund.
Pictured: Still from The Ghost, the Animal (2012).