Humanities Center Gallery

Video still from artist's film on view


Screenings 4: Ja'Tovia Gary

September 4 – October 17, 2019

Ja’Tovia Gary is an artist and filmmaker who was born in Dallas, Texas. Her work seeks to “liberate the distorted histories through which Black life is often viewed while fleshing out a nuanced and multivalent Black interiority.” Gary studied documentary film production and Africana Studies at Brooklyn College before receiving her MFA in Social Documentary Filmmaking at the School of the Visual Arts in New York. Screenings 4 features two of Gary’s recent works: An Ecstatic Experience (2015) and Giverny I (Négresse Impériale), (2017). The latter film won several awards when it first screened at the 2018 New Orleans Festival and An Ecstatic Experience is now part of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s permanent collection. Gary is also the recipient of multiple creative awards and fellowships including, most recently, from the Terra Foundation of American Art, The Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, and The Headland’s Artist Residency in Sausalito, California.

Image: Ja’Tovia Gary, still from 'Giverny I (NÉGRESSE IMPÉRIALE),' 2017, video with sound, Courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday: Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Closed university holidays:
Oct. 18; Nov. 27-29


Free to attend. 


Humanities Center, Serra Hall 200
Parking and Directions


Artist Talk and Reception

Wednesday, September 25
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Lecture by Ja'Tovia Gary at 5:30 p.m.
Reception immediately to follow.
Humanities Center, Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall 200

Reservations are not required for this event.