Jared McGriff: Where We Are You

On view through February 27, 2022

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Jared McGriff Yeah Lemme Get A Black Mild and the Henny 2020 Oil on canvas 46 x 38 in crop


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Top Image: Jared McGriff, To Be As A Cloud, 2021. NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale; purchased with funds provided by Michael and Dianne Bienes, by exchange

Jared McGriff: Where We Are You

NSU Art Museum presents the first solo museum exhibition of Miami artist Jared McGriff from November 20 through February 13, 2022. Titled Jared McGriff: Where We Are You, this exhibition showcases McGriff’s dreamlike narratives that remain timeless even as he integrates his family’s history into the realities of the present.

This exhibition contrasts paintings that suggest contemporary snapshots of the artist’s present with paintings that conjure the real and imagined experiences of his family’s migration from the rural south to the rural west of Oklahoma and California. This juxtaposition of past and present reflects how contemporary times are shaped by the historical.

The exhibition’s title Where We Are You encapsulates notions of African Ubuntu philosophy where the individual becomes whole through the experience of the group. McGriff’s composition of single and grouped figures embodies the guiding principle for many early cultures that each individual’s actions impact others and society.

Jared McGriff: Where We Are You is curated by Bonnie Clearwater, NSU Art Museum Director and Chief Curator.

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Exhibitions and programs at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale are made possible in part by a challenge grant from the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation. Funding is also provided by the City of Fort Lauderdale, AutoNation, Community Foundation of Broward, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

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