WHOSE AMERICA IS IT ANYWAY?

A Juried Exhibition

July 10, 2021- September 30, 2021

CURATED BY

Cleigaie Narcisse

ARTISTS

Jim Alexander, Zachariah Anderson, Sharon B Dowdell, Jonathan Banks, D'Andre Brooks, Jonathan Chase Campbell, Alexis Childress, Amina Daugherty, Vando Davis, Joe Dreher, JQ Franklin, Marlon Hitchcock, In Kyoung Chun, Deona Lizette, Damon Mescudi, Arthur Moore, Michael Morgan, Sule Opio, Dymond Phillips, Ronnie Phillips, Derrick Phillips Sr., Jill Pope, Terrance Roy, Jonathan B. Samuel, Timothy Short, Kristian Simone, Lisa Tuttle, Ric Washington, Kristan Woolford, Keith Yates, Jess Hill, Crystal Adams

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EXHIBITION JUDGE

Dr.  Fahamu Pecou 

Dr.  Fahamu Pecou is an interdisciplinary artist and scholar whose works  combine observations on hip-hop, fine art and popular culture.


Pecou’s paintings, performance  art, and academic work addresses concerns around contemporary  representations of Black men and how these images impact both the  reading and performance of Black masculinity.


Fahamu received his BFA at the  Atlanta College of Art in 1997 and a Ph.D. from Emory University in  2018. Dr. Pecou exhibits his art worldwide in addition to lectures and  speaking engagements at colleges and universities.


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“WHOSE AMERICA IS IT, ANYWAY?” seeks artists whose artwork addresses current racial, social and political struggles. This country is experiencing another period of greater racial consciousness and increased social, political and racial turbulence. Recent events have yet again shown the reality of the shifting power struggle that has been repeating in the country since its founding.

How can we, as artists, create and present artwork that sparks critical thinking, empowers alternative narratives, and inspires ourselves and our communities to be more aware and

compassionate to the struggle for equity and human rights in America and the world?


AWARDS: 

1st Place

Alexia Childress 

Generational Wealth 

Digital Collage 


2nd Place

Jonathan Banks

The Possibilites

Photography on Canvas


3rd Place

Joe Dreher

Remnants

Paper and Paint on Tar Paper


SCHEDULE:

Exhibition Closes: SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

Artwork Picked Up By: OCTOBER 6, 2021


FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Crystal  Adams, Jim Alexander, Zachariah Anderson, Sharon B Dowdell, Jonathan  Banks, D'Andre Brooks, Jonathan Chase Campbell, Alexis Childress, Amina  Daugherty, Vando Davis, Joe Dreher, JQ Franklin, Jess Hill, Marlon Hitchcock, In  Kyoung Chun, Deona Lizette, Damon Mescudi, Arthur Moore, Michael Morgan,  Sule Opio, Dymond Phillips, Ronnie Phillips, Derrick Phillips Sr., Jill  Pope, Terrance Roy, Jonathan B. Samuel, Timothy Short, Kristian Simone,  Lisa Tuttle, Ric Washington, Kristan Woolford, Keith Yates