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MASS MOCA Residency 2017
Hear/Here exhibition opening - Saturday, June 4th
Hope you had an amazing week! Please join me this Saturday June 4 at Honfleur Gallery in Washington D.C. for the opening of my most recent exhibition, Hear/Here. The exhibition features Daphne Arthur (NYC), Fire Angelou and Andrew Keiper (Baltimore) and Omolara Williams McCallister (DC) exploring the needed dialogue within and between urban centers in the U.S. that constantly grapple with issues of displacement, violence and calls for social justice. We are examining the points of intersection as well as disconnection among the various groups vying for social and political agency in an ever evolving society. June 4th to July 16th
An International Small Works Exhibition Contemporary Art curated by GA Gardner,
59 Rivoli Gallery, Paris, France
Broken Walls, Harbor Gallery,
University of Massachusetts Boston, MD
April 07- May 07 2015
Pancorum Hominum, Rare Gallery, NY
Feb 27th- April 10th, 2014
Land of Tomorrow, Louisville, KY
Curated by Aaron Skolnick
April 26 - July 2, 2013
Edge Art: Black-Latino(a) Artists, An Inter-Caribbean Dialogue
(group show curated by Tod Roulette & Dr. Gordon Thompson, and sponsored by Black Studies Program, CCNY Cohen Library, and RAP-SI (BMI)), February 4 – 28, 2013
Scope Miami 2012
African-American Fine Art
Swann Galleries, New York, New York
International Auction Benefit for SCAIII Scholar.org
OCTOBER 18, 2012
Even Gravity Has Its Ups and Downs
Arena 1, Santa Monica, California
OCTOBER 13- NOVEMBER 10, 2012
Curated by Mark Carter
Saturday, October 13th, 6-9pm
Artist: Daphne Arthur, Eben Goff, Sharon Lawless, Ali Naschke-Messing, Pascual Sisto, Cody VanderKaay, Darren Waterston, Susan York.
Artists creativity is notably sourced by free spiritedness, risk taking and a lack of boundaries, but they often find themselves negotiating the laws of physics. A free roaming imagination interacts with force, mass, time and gravity, exerting them to lend shape to objects, fluids and solids.
Even Gravity Has Its Ups and Downs includes works that range from lighter than air to the massively dense, from seriously grounded to ephemeral. Included artist wrestle with the powers that control the universe and allow them to drip, tug, mash, float and expand.
Gallery hours Wed-Sat, 12pm to 6pm
Go Tell It On A Mountain
California African American Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
OCTOBER 4, 2012- MARCH 31, 2013
James Baldwin's 1953 visceral autobiographical novel, Go Tell It On The Mountain, explores the dual role of the Christian church in the lives of African Americans. It is at once a vehicle for the control and repression in addition to being a wellspring of inspiration and community.
The novel also paints an unerring portrayal of racism in the United States and its devastating emotional affects. This exhibition of the same title finds its anchor in Baldwin's book, and attempts to explore how some artists have mined these oppositional forces found in the Christian church to foster political action and civic engagement. Artists included in the exhibition are Edgar Arceneaux, Daphne Arthur, Andrea Bowers, Carolyn Castaño, Robert Colescott, Mark Greenfield, Zeal Harris, Caroline Kent, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Kerry James Marshall, John Outterbridge, Nikki Pressley, Erika Rothenberg, Sanjit Sethi, and Nate Young, among others.
Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York, New York
OCTOBER 4- JANUARY 18, 2012
reception OCTOBER 4
exhibition opens to the public OCTOBER 5
Curated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado
As Part of the Caribbean: Crossroads of the World project, Caribe Now: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Diaspora is an exhibition by artists of Caribbean descent who explore how the Caribbean, through its diaspora, continues to be conceived through the lens of contemporary culture.
In partnership with El Museo Del Barrio, Caribe Now celebrates artists whose work sheds light on underserved populations, and provides a visual expression of social justice by interrogating displacement and discrimination. For more information visit El Museo Del Barrio's website www.elmuseo.org
Poetics of Reverie
Rare Gallery, New York, New York
JANUARY 5- FEBRUARY 2, 2012
Curated by Daphne Arthur
Shanga Manning and Daphne Arthur