Juried Student Show
Guest Juror Kekeli Sumah
November 22–December 6, 2019
Open to all students at Hope, the competitive Juried Student Show is an annual fixture in the De Pree gallery. Each year, the Department of Art and Art History invites a recognized artist or curator to select and judge the student work.
Kekeli Sumah is an audio-visual artist and serves as curatorial fellow at the Driehaus Museum in Chicago. Sumah received his bachelor’s degree in fine art and visual critical studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Born in Accra, Ghana, he moved to Vienna, Austria, to complete his secondary education. Sumah’s cross-disciplinary works explore the cultural politics of globalization and the construction of identity, particularly the tangled interrelationship between Europe and Africa. Sumah uses the lens of post-colonialism and hybridity to question the constituent characteristics of contemporary identity by mingling Western art historical traditions with the “Other.”
Press release for the 2019 Juried Student Show
Monday, November 11 | 5–6 p.m.
Cook Auditorium, De Pree Art Center and Gallery
Friday, November 22 | 5–6:30 p.m.
De Pree Art Center and Gallery
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: 1–5 p.m.
The gallery is handicapped accessible. Admission is free.
De Pree Art Center275 Columbia AvenueHolland, MI 49423