Jan. 15-Feb. 19, 2016
featuring the work of Flâneuse, Endia Beal, and Kenya (Robinson)
Three artists contribute to America’s current discourse of race, identity and power by examining identities of blackness, whiteness and gender. The work in this exhibition asks: What does the “authentic self” mean? Where are the lines drawn between appropriation, caricature and performance? And how does the power of privilege operate? “INTER/ACTIVE” communication is an exchange of ideas where artist and viewer are active and can have an effect upon one another. And the art works in the show are literally interactive, encouraging gallery visitors to physically interact with the pieces in a dynamic, two-way flow of information.
Photographer Endia Beal has been celebrated in several online editorials, including NBC, BET, the Huffington Post, Slate and National Geographic. Her videos and photographs have been exhibited extensively in the United States and “bridge the gaps and increase our social awareness.” Kenya (Robinson) has been featured in the New York Times, a contributor to the Huffington Post, and exhibited in MoMA (NYC), PS1 and The Kitchen. She has created a special interactive sound installation for this exhibition using “Dave” from her #whitemaninmypocket series. And poet, film maker and artist Flâneuse creates a movable word installation that—with your help—is new every day.
Note: This exhibition contains content for mature audiences.
Opening Reception and Lexington Gallery Hop, Friday, Jan. 15, 5-8 p.m., Morlan Gallery
Art Talk: Kenya (Robinson), Tuesday, February 9, 7:30 p.m., Morlan Gallery