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Ja’Tovia Gary Visiting Artist Talk

Ja’Tovia Gary is a filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist working across documentary, avant-garde video art, sculpture, and installation. Gary is deeply concerned with re-memory and employs a rigorous interrogation and reapprehension of the archive in much of her work. The artist seeks to trouble notions of objectivity and neutrality in nonfiction storytelling by asserting a Black feminist subjectivity. She applies what scholar and cultural critic bell hooks terms “an oppositional gaze” as both maker and critical spectator of moving image works. Intimate, often personal, and politically charged, her works aim to unmask power and its influence on how we perceive and formulate reality.

Gary’s films and installations serve as reparative gestures for the distorted histories through which Black life is often viewed. Black sociality, familial bonds, the interiority of Black women and femmes, and the global efforts towards liberation often pull focus in Gary’s multivalent works.

Join Ja'Tovia's Artist Talk in person on

Monday, April 3, 2023 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm

at UTA Fine Arts Building, Room 148

or watch the stream on YouTube

Monday, April 3 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Fine Arts Building, 148
700 Greek Row Dr., Arlington, TX

Event Type

Arts & Culture, Talks & Lectures


Alumni, Local Community, Faculty & Staff, Students, Undergraduates, Students, Graduate


College of Liberal Arts, Art + Art History

Strategic Plan: Guiding Principles

A Community of Scholars

Strategic Plan: Research Themes

Culture and Societal Transformations




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