Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Over her artistic career, Jackie Milad has made and archived hundreds of works on paper, and in the past five years she has begun to re-evaluate their purpose. She now regularly cuts up those same archived works to use as collage material for newer pieces, layered with symbols from her imagination and icons associated with her Egyptian and Honduran heritage. Questioning her work’s preciousness allows Milad the freedom to experiment in art-making—and even fail—without negative consequences.
Visiting curator Jonell Logan takes us on a virtual visit to Milad’s studio to see the artist’s space in Baltimore, Maryland. Milad will show us her textured collages and drawings, and discuss her creative practice and what working during a pandemic looks like for her.