Re-Making the Mark | Zora J Murff

May 31 - September 6, 2019

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Terri (talking about the freeway)
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A point (1)
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Under dark daylight (beacon)
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Under dark daylight (buried)
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A settling of minerals, history, and hurt (1)
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Dark pages written white (release)
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Under dark daylight (intersection)
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Dark stars in pale skies (king)
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Kids (talking about cameras)
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Under dark daylight (courts)
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A settling of minerals, history, and hurt (3)
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Dark pages written white (roses)
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Dark stars in pale skies (pawn)
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Rondell (talking about love)
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A point (3)
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A point (2)
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Re-Making the Mark is presented in partnership with the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, Colorado State University

Exhibition Location:

Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, Colorado State University

1400 Remington Street, Fort Collins, CO 80523

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm

Thursday open until 7:30pm

Closed University Holidays

About Re-Making the Mark

Re-Making the Mark is the combination of two projects, A Lineage (An Erasure) and At No Point In Between. This work focuses on the problematic historical and contemporary criminalization and Othering of blackness in America. Zora J Murff reinterprets historical and existing narratives of race, violence, and power by exploring the relationship between “fast” and “slow” violence.

The words, Lest We Forget, etched on 100 bricks atop a casket-like plinth honor the memory of Will Brown, and the anniversary of his lynching in 1919 in Omaha, Nebraska (fast violence). An image of his murderers hovers over the installation, a reminder of the antimony of lynching photos. Once used to shame black victims, they are now evidence of the inhumanity of white mob violence. Engraved wood plaques present the discriminatory language of redlining (slow violence) for the viewer to read and consider. Each brick serves as a reminder of an ongoing crisis—mnemonics of violence that is unrelenting and ever-evolving.

The combination of photographic images, sculpture, and artifacts make visceral the continued theft of black life by white hands. By creating a collection of images scrutinized in both their historical and contemporary contexts, Murff metaphorically connects the body and the landscape, fast and slow violence. By intertwining witnessing and critical analysis, he provides a deeper understanding of systemic white supremacy and the resulting violence therein.

Re-Making the Mark Events

Artist Talk & Book Signing:

Friday May 31st at 5:30pm

Museum of Art Fort Collins
201 S. College Avenue

Gallery Walkthrough with Zora J Murff

Saturday, June 1st at 11am

Gregory Allicar Museum of Art 1400 Remington Street

Artist Talk

Friday, September 6th at 5pm

Organ Recital Hall
1400 Remington Street

Closing Reception

Friday, September 6th Following Artist Talk

Gregory Allicar Museum of Art 1400 Remington Street