Beginning August 26, the Davidson College Art Galleries invite the public to meet Botswanian artist, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum. Through wall-drawings and projected animations, Sunstrum will create a multi-dimensional and multi-media “landscape” within the Van Every Gallery. She will work for three weeks in an open studio, allowing the public to experience her creative process. As a conceptual starting place, Sunstrum makes reference to the Latin phrase, ab initio, which literally means “from the beginning.” It is a term applied in literature and story-telling to signify where the story begins. Her work will respond to notions of “beginnings”—in a geological sense, biological sense, astronomic sense, and mythological sense.
Artist Lecture: Thursday, September 5 in Semans Auditorium, Visual Art Center, at 6pm.
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 12, 6:30-8:30pm
Exhibition On View: Thursday, September 12 - Friday, October 11, 2013