VICKI MEEK: 3 DECADES OF SOCIAL COMMENTARY
For 3 Decades Vicki Meek has created installations that critique, examine and comment on the African American experience in the United States, as well as her own reactions to social injustice, African American heroes and heroines and the African and African American aesthetic. Her work reflects the ideals developed during the Black Power Movement and the accompanying Black Arts Movement of the 1960s. Trained as a sculptor, she has idolized some of the leading icons of African American art such as Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden. Her works reflect the influence of those icons as well as her own development as an artist over three decades. Curated by Dr. Lauren Cross of the University of North Texas, visitors will experience Vicki Meek’s genius of attacking issues in our society and forcing observers to react to the many challenging issues that confront all of us each day.