Current Location:
Allendale Campus -> Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Center for Performing Arts
Location Notes:
Lounge area outside of ticket area near art gallery.

Respect the Chain

Artwork
Identifier:
2017.15.1
Artist:
Jillian Thompson
Credit:
GVSU Collections
Medium:
Mixed Media
Date:
2017
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 24 in Width: 35 in Depth: 2 in
Historical Context:
"My work explores how African American Women wear their hair and adorn themselves with hip-hop jewelry and why this is of cultural importance. The beauty standards thrust upon the African-American community, pressure women of color to conform to dominant cultural standards in order to be accepted. I want the audiences to consider the challenges in the African-American community from the past to the present when discussing beauty standards." - Jillian Thompson