Reflections on Jefferson Pinder's Ghost Light
Jefferson Pinder's work has recently been written about in a series undertaken by Sanguine Gallery.
"How to Remember in America" by Niama Safia Sandy
Through engaging the historical references, research, and community involvement present in Pinder's exhibition, Niama Safia Sandy asks: "Is the past ever truly apart from us? Or is it more like a haint - a spectre hanging in the air vying for us to attend matters left unsettled?"
"Ghostlight: Race and Representation at the Figge Art Museum with Jefferson Pinder" by Mariah Shevchuk
By focusing on the communities' self description of the areas around the Figge Museum, Mariah Shevchuk observes: "Depending on who you ask, the City of Davenport and the Quad Cities could be in two different hemispheres, let alone part of a single metropolitan area that straddles the same river. Similarly, asking one resident about the area’s history of race relations will garner a completely different answer than asking another—divergent views emerge depending on where in the Quad Cities the respondent lives, as well as their age, gender, race and personal experiences."