Posts in Exhibitions
Capsule at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture

Grand Opening: September 24, 2016
1400 Constitution Avenue, NW,
Washington, DC

I’m thrilled to announce that Capsule (2009) will be on display at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture.

The public opening will be September 24, 2016. I’d like to thank Andrea Pollan, Henry Thaggart and especially Annie Gawlak at G-Fine Art for making this happen.

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ExhibitionsJefferson Pinder
Other Worlds, Other Stories

Opening Reception: January 9, 2016
6 - 8 PM

Washington Project for the Arts
2124 8th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

January 9 – February 20, 2015


Other Worlds, Other Stories features the work of ten contemporary artists from all around the country who use the trope of space exploration as though it was a funhouse mirror—casting unfamiliar reflections on American dreams of escape, conquest, and adventure. The artworks range from traditional painted images of distant worlds; to works of historical fiction illustrated with digital photography and collage; to interactive live performances in a test kitchen for astronauts. Together, they open a conversation about the heady intermingling of fantasy, art, and science that kicked off the space race in the twentieth century and still defines the U.S. space program today. 

ExhibitionsJefferson Pinder
The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.
—Carl Sagan

Cosmosis is an exhibition that investigates how the cosmos and the scientific fields of physics and cosmology continue to inspire artistic production, exerting great influence on our understanding of the universe—and our place therein. After all, scientific developments and breakthroughs inevitably have great cultural relevance and ramifications, often contributing to our sense of identity and role both as individuals and collectively within society. As is often the case: to look outward and beyond is also to look inward.

This exhibition brings together a group of artists whose interest in the cultural significance of the cosmos leads in multiple directions, intersecting with the fields of aesthetics, anthropology, philosophy, and so on, grounded in different art-making strategies and material explorations.

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Figgeo Contemporary: “Pinder” at the Figge Art Museum, Iowa

Figgeo Contemporary: Pinder
March 28th – June 28th, 2015

The Figgeo Video & Film series returns this spring with Figgeo Contemporary: Pinder featuring five recent works by Chicago and Washington, DC, artist Jefferson Pinder. Pinder explores themes of black identity, social struggle and the human condition through an interdisciplinary mix of music video and physical theater. Both familiar and unexpected, Pinder’s striking compositions actively engage the viewer with the directness of the actors’ gazes, hypnotic beats and, at times, intense physical movement.