Oct 19, 12:00 PM–12:30 PM
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Join artist Jennifer Ling Datchuk in conversation with SAMA's Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Lana Meador as part of Texas Talks Art. Ling Datchuk will discuss her practice and her work Enter the Dragon, a new acquisition at SAMA.
Jennifer Ling Datchuk is an artist born in Warren, Ohio, and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Her work is an exploration of her layered identity – as a woman, a Chinese woman, as an “American,” as a third culture kid. Trained in ceramics, Datchuk works with porcelain and other materials often associated with traditional women’s work, such as textiles and hair, to discuss fragility, beauty, femininity, intersectionality, identity, and personal history. Her practice evolved from sculpture to mixed media as she began to focus on domestic objects and the feminine sphere. Handwork and hair both became totems of the small rituals that fix, smooth over, and ground women’s lives. Through these materials, she explores how Western beauty standards influenced the East, how the non-white body is commodified and sold, and how women’s – globally, girls’ – work is still a major economic driver whose workers still struggle for equality.
Texas Talks Art is an unprecedented multi-institutional initiative intended to introduce the work of artists across the state of Texas to a wider audience. Taking the form of virtual 30-minute lunchtime talks, the series features 50 Texas artists and artist collectives in conversation with 50 Texas curators beginning in January 2021. Talks are free and take place every Tuesday at noon CST. For a list of upcoming programs and more information, please visit texastalksart.org.San Antonio Museum of Art
Image Credit: Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Enter the Dragon, 2020. Porcelain, ceramic decals from Jingdezhen, China, gold mosaic mirrors, wood, 65” × 16” × 5”. Image courtesy of the artist