Opening Friday, April 2, inside The Carr Virtual Center,“The In Between”,
Curator Chelsea A. Flowers had this to say about this upcoming exhibition.“COVID-19 has transformed the normativity of our creative practices. Challenging and transforming the ways in which we convene, engage and think about art. I have had many conversations with colleagues and friends about the state of their creative practice, and how they are navigating an undefinable “in between” physical and mental space.”
“The In Between” explores the artistic practices of Adee Roberson, Cameron Granger, Tony Rave and Mariam Ezzat and it reflects on how each artist navigates their own definition of the ‘in between.’ “
Adee Roberson is West Palm Beach, Florida. Her work is a meditation on symbolism and texture. In the form of performance and installation, her work melds vibration and technicolor visions through paintings, video, and melodic compositions. These works offer a refracted timeline of black diasporic movement, weaving sonic and familial archives, with landscape, rhythm, and spirit.
Mariam Ezzat, is a sculptor known for using personal belongings as the physical medium of her work, focusing on the relationship between the subconscious routine and intentional creation. Her sculptures are made by examining, processing, and arranging the material debris of her life, celebrating the inherent poetry of objects.
Cameron A. Granger came up in Cleveland, Ohio alongside his mother, Sandra, inheriting both her love of soul music, and habit of apologizing too much. A video artist he uses his work to reconcile his state as an individual shaped by and existing in American history, its media, and all of its associated violence.
Tony RaveI makes disruptive art that challenges Black representation in America through “benevolent” white religious symbols. He wrote, “As a Black Millennial male artist, art is the sacred space for provocative social commentary. Art is a productive outlet for Black anger which creates space for critical dialogue in my community. My work explores how racism is expressed through so-called holy religious white symbols used to maintain racial hierarchies and justify violence against Black male bodies.”
You can access the exhibition at the Carr Virtual Center on Friday, April 2 at noon.