October 21, 2020

“T.J. Dedeaux-Norris Presents the Estate of Tameka Jenean Norris” will be opening at the Figge Art Museum (Davenport, Iowa) on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Dedeaux-Norris is an artist who uses their art practice to explore performative identity. In the exhibition, Dedeaux-Norris honors their recently deceased artistic persona, Tameka Jenean Norris, by mounting a retrospective comprising of the persona’s estate.

Dedeaux-Norris will use this exhibition to establish an artist’s estate and retrospective for recently deceased persona Tameka Jenean Norris. Tameka Jenean Norris’ entire body of work will be on view including fabric assemblage paintings, videos, music and works on paper. Several performances will accompany the exhibition celebrating the life and death of Tameka Jenean Norris. The resulting exhibition will explore the complex legacy of an artist’s identity after their passing.

Dedeaux-Norris was a Grant Wood Fellow in Painting & Drawing in 2016-17 while Tameka Jenean Norris and is currently on the University of Iowa faculty.

The artwork will be on view in the third-floor gallery through Jan. 31, 2021.

*This exhibition will include explicit content*

Check out these companion events:
Virtual Artist Talk: T.J. Dedeaux-Norris: 6:30 Oct. 22
Virtual Scholar Talk: David Bright, JD, in conversation with T.J. Dedeaux-Norris: 6:30 Oct. 29

Visit  www.figgeartmuseum.org for more information.