Mikael Owunna: Be Chukwu (Divine Realm of the Creator)

February 6, 2021

Photo Mural Project

“According to the Igbo wisdom tradition, our Chi (or Highest Self) resides in Be Chukwu, the Divine Realm of the Creator. Dreaming in perfect harmony with the Creator, our Chi’s “super-deep-sleep” gives rise to temporal experience as we know it. Our lives are these dreams, and when we die, our Chi awakes again in Be Chukwu.”

Shaun Richards: Rhetoric

February 6, 2021

New Media Gallery

“For the last decade, my work has broadly focused on community or external incentives, as well as socio-economic and political matters. I’ve described it as a focus on our complicity and responsibility for the world in which we live – particularly those institutions, and paradigms that define contemporary western society.” -Shaun Richards.

Kennedi Carter: Flexing / New Realm

March 6, 2020 – August 8, 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.

Alun Be: Madame Badiane

September 4, 2020 – August 8, 2021

Mezzanine Wall

From Alun Be’s Empowering Women Series

Image courtesy of the artist

Maya Freelon: Greater Than or Equal To

September 4, 2020 – February 21, 2021

Main Gallery

Taylor White: Laocoön and the Algorithm, 2020.

September 4, 2020 – August 8, 2021

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.”

Sally Van Gorder: Maintenance and Obsolescence: The art historians’ house

February 7, 2020 – January 10, 2021

Alcove Gallery

The site-specific installation uses domestic and industrial lint, rice starch paste, two Kodak Ektagraphic III projectors, and 20 carousels of art and architecture slides from the archives of Eleanor and John Reuer to examine identity, memory, and family.