What part of yourself must you hide or bury for another to survive? This question is at the core of T.J. Dedeaux-Norris Presents the Estate of Tameka Jenean Norris at the Figge Art Museum.
In their art practice T.J. Dedeaux-Norris (pronouns they/them) adopts different personas, including Black academic artist Tameka Jenean Norris. The distinction between artist and persona is frequently blurred in the resulting artworks which are simultaneously autobiographic and dramatized.
Dedeaux-Norris will use this exhibition to establish an artist’s estate and retrospective for recently deceased persona Tameka Jenean Norris. Tameka Jenean Norris’ entire body of work will be on view including fabric assemblage paintings, videos, music and works on paper. Several performances will accompany the exhibition celebrating the life and death of Tameka Jenean Norris. The resulting exhibition will explore the complex legacy of an artist’s identity after their passing. *This exhibition includes explicit content*
*This video includes explicit content*