The University Galleries in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University will present “Sharon Daniel: Secret Injustices 2007-2016,” accompanied by related faculty works in the Schmidt Center Gallery Public Space, from Friday, Feb. 3 through Saturday, April 1, in the Schmidt Center Gallery, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. An opening reception for the exhibition, which is free and open to the public; will take place on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m.
The exhibition features the work of Daniel, who creates interactive and multimedia installation projects that document the secret injustices of the criminal justice system and the prison industrial complex. Developed in collaboration with Wendy Hinshaw, associate professor in FAU’s Department of English, along with a multidisciplinary group of College of Arts and Letters faculty, the exhibition further focuses on exploring the use of new digital technologies for the presentation of research and scholarship.
Daniel creates digital media art that engages the public in a critical dialogue about crime and punishment and challenges the assumption that imprisonment provides a solution to social problems. This exhibition will present four works:
The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters also will present a performance by Daniel Beaty, acclaimed actor, writer, singer and composer, on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m., in the University Theatre adjacent to the Schmidt Center Gallery. Beaty’s performance is part of a larger series of public programs associated with themes in Daniel’s exhibition and the concurrent exhibition in FAU’s Ritter Art Gallery, “Community Justice: The Black Panther Party and Other Civil Rights Movements.”
These programs will be headlined by Angela Davis, an American political activist, academic scholar and author, who is giving a public lecture on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the University Theatre. Tickets for the Davis lecture can be purchased at www.fauevents.com. For more information about upcoming Social Justice Events and public programing, visit www.fau.edu/artsandletters/social-justice-events.php
The University Galleries are open Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Visitors must obtain a $2 parking pass or use the limited metered-parking before visiting the gallery. More extensive parking directions are available online at www.fau.edu/galleries. The University Galleries operate an active Museum Education Program that is approved as a Field Experience Provider by the School District of Palm Beach County. Class and other group tours can be arranged during and outside of open hours by appointment.For more information, call 561-297-2661 or visit www.fau.edu/galleries.