On May 18th, the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection will open its newest exhibition titled People of Substance by Jason Wing.
Wing is a Sydney-based artist of Chinese (Cantonese) and Aboriginal (Biripi) heritage. People of Substance explores the idea that drug and alcohol abuse among Aboriginal people is a by-product of colonization, and addresses the fact that this is often overlooked by mainstream Australia. Rather than reinforce negative stereotypes, Wing aims to openly address the issue of addiction in regards to both Aboriginal Australia and the wider community.
Click here to see a video on one of Jason’s recent projects.
There is an artist talk by Jason Wing on Thursday, May 17 at 7:00pm. The event is FREE and open to the public, but reservations are required. Please call (434) 244-0234 to reserve your spot.
There will also be an opening reception with Jason Wing on Friday, May 18th from 5:30-7:30pm. The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection is located at 400 Worrell Drive, Peter Jefferson Place in Charlottesville.