No Color Lines

The University Art Gallery is delighted to present Marielle Plaisir's No Color Lines, on view in the UAG until March 31. 

In No Color Lines, Plaisir invites viewers into a lush and beautiful dream, and into an imagined world “without prejudice, discrimination, or acts of domination."  The artist appeals to the imagination and senses of the viewer, and upends and erases hierarchies.

A French Caribbean artist raised in LeHavre and Guadeloupe, Plaisir is now based in Miami. She was awarded the Southern Prize and State Fellowship Florida in 2021.

Plaisir will present her work in conversation in Guerry Auditorium at 5 p.m. on March 1, 2023. Reception to follow.

No Color Lines and Plaisir's campus visit have been made possible by the support of the University Lectures Committee, French & French Studies, Humanities, and Art, Art History and Visual Studies. Thank you! 

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