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Exhibitions

UNSEEN | Clarence Heyward

March 19, 2022

Main Gallery

UNSEEN, not because we literally cannot be seen, but because we are not seen for who we really are. We being Black people in America.

American media is saturated with false narratives and imagery which has created false perceptions of Blackness, leading to the degradation and dehumanization of Black people.

Ironically, this body of work was created as I saw myself in someone else on television. As I watched the murder of a Black man, a father, a brother, and a son, I saw myself and couldn’t help but think…That could be me.

Clarence Heyward

Mikael Owunna

October 1, 2021 – February 13, 2022

Photo Mural Project
Exterior Wall and Stair Landing
Cosmologies

Komosu
2021
Nommo Die and Nommo Titiyane
2021

Mikael Owunna + Marques Redd | CAM Connections

November 14, 2021

Kennedi Carter

Kennedi Carter: Flexing / New Realm

March 6, 2020 – October 03, 2021

Independent Weekly Gallery

The verb “to flex” essentially has one of two meanings. It can mean to show off, to gloat, or to boast, which is the most popular definition of the word; however, it can also mean to put on a fake front, to fake it, or force it. The second definition is usually used in conjunction with the first — as in, someone who’s gloating about something that they’ve really got no right to gloat about, lying about an accomplishment, or exaggerating the truth.

Malik: Sovereign of Faith | Lakea Shepard

 

September 16 – August 29, 2022

New Media Gallery

Comprised of the artist’s signature sculptural masks from several series, this new installation is the artist’s desire to refocus our attention on the aesthetics and traditions of African Art and its collisions with contemporary culture through appropriation and a default/failure of respect, recognition, and value of original meaning and power.

“With this work, I am taking back what was meant to be for my black brothers and sisters, and our ancestors too.”

Lakea’s practice in weaving, textiles, and beadwork are a series of complex interactions between physical elements and personal narration connecting her work to our lives and the personal histories of friends, family, and a universe of loved ones.

Ollie Wagner

In the Light | Oliver Wagner

 

Main Gallery
October 1, 2021 – August 14, 2022

Scott Hazard - Detail

Bellows | Scott Hazard

 

Alcove Gallery
New Site installation
October 1, 2021 – August 14, 2022

Laocoön and the Algorithm | Taylor White

September 4, 2020 – August 8, 2022

Street Gallery Mural Project

“The mural interprets the Greek sculpture of Laocoön, notable because of its visceral depiction of human agony with no apparent power or reward. In Virgil’s Aeneid, Laocoön was a priest of Poseidon who attempted to expose the ruse of the Trojan horse by striking it with a spear. Metaphorically, of course, the phrase “Trojan horse” has come to mean any trick or stratagem that causes a target to willingly and unknowingly invite a foe into a protected place.

Today, we live in a world where every move we make online is tracked. Using a barrage of loud and audacious images disguised as entertainment, we cavalierly accept the terms and conditions more and more of our psychological and emotional freedom in exchange for the illusion of safety and purpose.”

For more information about exhibitions, please contact exhibitions@camraleigh.org