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ON VIEW: November 1st - November 23rd

Woman Made Gallery

2150 S. Canalport 4th FL, Chicago, IL 60608

Gallery Hours: Th-Fri 12-6 pm | Sat-Sun 12-4 pm

 

 

I am happy to announce that my latest video piece Freedom has Never Tasted so Good will be exhibited in Chicago this November as a part of Truth as a Contested Concept!

 

Exhibition Description: "Truth is most often used to mean being in accord with fact or reality, or fidelity to an original or standard. Truth is also sometimes defined in modern contexts as an idea of "truth to self", or authenticity. There are varying stances on such questions as what constitutes truth: what things are truthbearers capable of being true or false; how to define, identify, and distinguish truth; what roles do faith and empirical knowledge play; and whether truth can be subjective or if it is objective (in other words, relative truth versus absolute truth)." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truth

 

We used to think of “truth” as being absolute. That our choices were binary. But today “truth” is a contested concept. [how so?] One of the many questions that come up is whether truth is subject to human interpretation. Does truth change according to circumstances so that what is true for a particular time is not true at a different time? Does this mean that truth for one person may not necessarily be the same for everyone? If this is the case then can anyone really know “the truth”? The juror is interested in creating a dialog around what we consider truth to be. Do we feel that truth is important? Does the constant wearing away of our belief in truth jeopardize our well being?

 

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ON VIEW: August 2nd - August 29th

Touchstone Gallery

901 New York Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001

Hours: Wed - Fri 11 - 6, Sat - Sun 12 - 5

 

JURORS - Rachel Adams, Chief Curator and Director of Programs, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha, NE) - Taylor Bythewood-Porter, Assistant History Curator, California African American Museum (CAAM) - Jen Mergel, Independent Curator; Vice President, Programs, Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC); Founding Director, Curatorial Network Accelerator of Boston - Jennifer M. Williams, Public Programs Manager, New Orleans Museum of Art

I am happy to announce that my latest video piece Freedom has Never Tasted so Good will be exhibited at a National Juried Show in Washington, DC this August! In this show artists explore, ask, and answer "What is America today?". The show will take place at Touchstone Gallery which is centrally located in Washington, DC between the White House and the United States Capitol!

 

Every piece I create is so dear my heart because of the issues they discuss and it means so much to have this video exhibited so close to the White House! Having recently graduated from Arizona State University this past May, I am grateful to have the opportunity to share my work on a national level for the first time ever! 

 

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ON VIEW: February 15th - March 9th

OPENING RECEPTION

Friday, February 15, 2019, 6PM-9PM

FIRST FRIDAY RECEPTION Friday, March 1, 2019,  6PM - 10PM

Modified Arts Gallery 407 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Hours: 9AM-5PM M-F, Sat 12PM-4PM

 

Reflecting on deeply significant scopes of culture and subjectivity, history and re-created narratives, each artist encompasses a variety of perspectives and experiences. Either grappling with tensions of cultural milieu or the politicization of black lives, together these artists find common ground by creating a narrative of the complex, fluid, and diverse encounters with a black identity in a highly political world.

 

The exhibition is a collection of paintings, prints, sculptures, and photographs that all confront, question, and reveal a more complete knowledge of the world as it is lived from multiple perspectives of a diaspora. (via Modified Arts)

 

I would like to invite all of you to attend a multimedia group exhibition that I will be a part of on Roosevelt St! AMERICANA is curated by my good friend and artist Merryn Omotayo Alaka. This show will include artwork by Merryn Alaka, Mia Adams, Kareem Ferreira, Brianna Noble, Kennedy Schneider, Papay Solomon, and Jonathan Wright. Opening reception will be held on February 15th (Third Friday) from 6pm - 9pm and the First Friday reception will be held on March 1st from 6pm-10pm. You can also view the show during Modified Arts' regular business hours from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday and 12pm-4pm on Saturdays. Modified Arts is located in Phoenix at 407 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004 (click here for map).

 

At the show, you will view my sculpture titled Left Red Handed. Left Red Handed is a play on words from the well-known statement “caught red handed” meaning that someone has done something bad and was caught in the act. In connection to my piece, the statement left red handed means that an individual was severely hurt and left laying red handed as a result of unjust brutality.

 

Thank you for reading and I hope you all can attend!