Jefferson Pinder art wcu museum

Jefferson Pinder, Mule, 2006, 8mm film transferred to digital video, 2:35

Western Carolina University’s Fine Art Museum at the Bardo Arts Center is displayng “Jefferson Pinder: Selections from the Inertia Cycle 2003-2014,” a new exhibition featuring video performance works.

Pinder has produced highly praised performance-based and multidisciplinary work for more than a decade. His portrayal of the black body at work, under distress and moving through pain and exhaustion constitutes an act of resistance and social commentary.

“I portray the black body both frenetically and through drudgery in order to convey relevant cultural experiences,” he said.

The museum will be hosting a reception from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Bardo Arts Center, 199 Centennial Drive. The event includes a talk by Pinder at 6 p.m.

Regular museum hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m until 4 p.m. and Thursdays until 7 p.m.

For more information, call 227-ARTS or visit