ABSTRACTIONS OF BLACK CITIZENSHIP: AFRICAN AMERICAN ART FROM ST. LOUIS is a group exhibition of works by Dominic Chambers, Damon Davis, Jen Everett, De Nichols, and Katherine Simóne Reynolds, five black Saint Louis, MO-based artists.
Saint Louis is a U.S. city so often publicly marked by racially restrictive covenants, redlining, urban renewal/black removal, and 21st century anti-black regimes. What are black aesthetic practices (within and) beyond these structures? Through meditations on quietness, the sonic and the mundane, beauty and care, and the urban and quotidian, these artists sit with, imagine, and abstract possibilities for being, belonging, and togetherness.
The show will open April 2, 2020 at Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University (Seattle, WA) and run through June 14, 2020. The show is curated by Jasmine Jamillah Mahmoud, Assistant Professor in Arts Leadership at Seattle University.
Header Image Credit: St. Louis Public Library.