APRIL EXHIBITIONS

 

 

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If We Came From Nowhere Here, Why Can’t We Go Somewhere There? - Allison McDaniel

April 9th - May 7, 2016 ( Opening Reception - April 9, 6-8pm )

If We Came From Nowhere Here, Why Can’t We Go Somewhere There? is a photography and video-based exhibit charting journeys into temporality, flux, and Afrofuturism as explored by self-identified women of Black/African descent.  Taking its title from the song “Imagination” by noted jazz musician and Afrofuturist artist Sun Ra, If We Came From Nowhere Here, Why Can’t We Go Somewhere There? features portraiture, found photography, collage, and video art that challenge us to explore the “somewhere there” as both a metaphor for the site of possibility as well as the journey to recontextualize the present moment. Constructing and deconstructing narratives of Blackness and womanhood, these emerging artists mine their personal

histories and occupy a liminal space (Liu), illustrating that “every act of creation is also an act of thought, and an act of thought is a creative act, because it is defined above all by its capacity to de-create the real.” (Agamben) Through the act of de-creating, these artists are creating new histories and new trajectories of Black critical theory.

 

 Community Gallery

 Drive and Determination  - Joe Gilchrist

April 9th - May 7, 2016 ( Opening Reception - April 9, 6-8pm )

To educate a broader audience about wheelchair and ambulatory sports, showing that  people with disabilities can compete at the same levels as able- bodied athletes.

This is truly a competitive environment  in which athletes compete against their own personal best and against other athletes.  Athletes are given a classification based in their level of disability and compete  against others in their class in individual sports.  In team sports such as basketball, teams are regulated to have a mix of players of different levels to provide a more even level of competition.

 

 Art Lab

 I Eat, Therefore I Am - SIPMA

April 9th - May 7, 2016 ( Opening Reception - April 9, 6-8pm )

Consumption is endless and voracious – whether it is breathing air, smoke, narcotics, or ingesting food and drinks, medicine and supplements! Given the opportunity it often exceeds our needs. The practice of abstinence can be just as furious and fervent. Intellectually we consume gigabytes of data every day, more than one’s capacity to assimilate. So intrinsic is the need to consume that the desire to abstain calls for extreme conscious effort. Yet it has been the goal of every regime to distribute and control consumption of its people. Artists are invited to express their take on food, body image, need, nourishment, obsession, and compulsion, anything that pertains to the human condition in question.

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