Exhibition Opening: Friday, September 16, 6-9pm, free public reception
Artist Talk: Saturday, September 17, noon
Panel Discussion – Was Huck Finn Black?: Tuesday, October 18, 6pm, an artist moderated conversation between Bill Tuttle, Professor Emeritus Studies at the University of Kansas; Susan Kumin Harris, Joyce and Elizabeth Hall Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Kansas; and Faye Finn-Cohen, who Levy describes as the last living relative of Huckleberry Finn.
Runs: September 16 – November 5
Gallery: Paragraph, 23 East 12th St., KCMO 64105
Gallery Hours: Wed, Fri, Sat 12-5pm; Thursday 11-6pm
Charlotte Street Foundation’s Paragraph gallery presents The Last Descendants, a solo exhibition of an ambitious new body of work by Kansas City/Lawrence-based artist Judith G. Levy. The show features three faux documentary videos in which the living “descendants” of Huckleberry Finn, Hansel and Gretel, and The Lone Ranger are interviewed.
Each video is accompanied by a large-scale, meticulously drawn, extensively researched, multi-generational “family tree” exploring the complex history of each family with reference to far-ranging events and influences.
For full details, see the press release!