Personal Politics Exhibition Opening Reception

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Personal Politics: Artist as Witness, Memory Keeper, & Social Conscience
On view: January 12 – March 26, 2016
Curated by Jerushia Graham

Featuring works by:
Jamaal Barber
Jessica Caldas
Alfred Conteh
Drek Davis
Jessica Scott Felder
Shanequa Gay
Deborah R. Grayson
Carlton D. Mackey
Masud Olufani
Iman Person
Dante Yarbrough

Whether you actively engage in the political process or quietly volunteer your energies towards activities you consider personal interests, each of our actions, our voices, and our memories lay the foundation for future generations. We invite you to critically assess the current state of affairs and identify the "issues" that move you to witness, remember, envision the future, and act. When you look closely, the political is personal and personal is political.

In light of the Black Lives Matter Movement, government's increasing infringement on civil liberties, the continued inequality of women in our society and around the world, the economic gap, and the growing alienation of society from the natural world, curator, Jerushia Graham has invited 12 artists whose work addresses this wide breadth of topics to exhibit together. Each artist's personal interest contributes to the larger societal discussion that shapes our world. The works resonate with one another to provide a rigorous visual dialogue and food for thought.

~ Jerushia Graham
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