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Satire and Fairy Tale in Contemporary Art Projects of Peregrine Honig

Thursday, February 20 at 2:00pm to 3:20pm

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
1430 Johnson Lane, Eugene, OR, 97403

Peregrine Honig’s art, widely exhibited in the US, explores contemporary social dilemmas with whimsy wit. Honig will present her artistic practice as linking fairy tales and fantasy to controversial issues, as for example, class and gender struggles, child abuse, civil rights, and examine her perspectives with UO students in Professor of German, and Folklore and Public Culture Dorothee Ostmeier’s class on “Magic, Uncanny, Surrealistic and Cynical Tales”. Honig’s print portfolio, Father Gander (2005-06), in the JSMA’s collection, will be on view in the lecture hall.

The artist’s visit is supported by a JSMA Academic Support Grant, the Oregon Humanities Center’s Endowment for Public Outreach in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Clark Honors College.