Maren Hassinger: Lives

Spring 2010

Schmucker Art Gallery

Wrenching News, 2008, New York Times newspapers

Main Gallery
January 22 - March 5, 2010
Reception: Friday, February 26, 5-7 p.m.
Artist's Talk: Friday, February 26, 4-5 p.m.


The exhibition of Maren Hassinger's sculptures, installations, and films, an event that coincides with the Central Pennsylvania Consortium Africana Studies Conference on Public Policy in the African Diaspora, provides a complicated and richly nuanced perspective on issues of race, gender, identity, and social policies. Keenly aware of how the designation of race and gender can be seen as the primary markers of identity, Hassinger states, "The change I want in the world is King's 'Dream.' I want to communicate my presence as a human being and the poignancy of that presence not the things that have happened because of my blackness and femininity."