Come check out my 2 newest pieces, “Routine Education” and “Migrant Refuge”, at the “25” Exhibition on display from July 28th through September 28th at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts.
Information about the “25” Exhibition:
TwentyFive is a multi-media invitational group show curated by the Fitton Center’s Director of Exhibitions, Cat Mayhugh, with help from the Fitton Center’s Exhibitions Selection Committee and Staff. The invitational show will feature 25 artists who are highly engaged with the Fitton Center for Creative Arts’ exhibitions, education, outreach and StreetSpark programs and/or are active players in the City of Hamilton arts community.
The exhibition will take place concurrently with the premier of a new traveling narrative quilt show curated by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi, titled “Visioning Human Rights in the New Millennium: Quilting the World’s Conscience”, featuring international artists of the Women of Color Quilters Network and inspired by the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. The goal of “25” is to extend the discussion of human rights sparked by Dr. Mazloomi’s timely exhibition.
The 25 invited artists to participate in the exhibition created artwork in response to human rights concepts.
Information About My Work:
“Routine Education” is a commentary on the human rights issue of gun related violence continually impacting American schools. The vultures depicted in the work were selected for their symbolic representation in relation to life events, specifically as signifiers of death. The numbers, compiled through research, are juxtaposed with the vulture imagery to represent the amount of documented shootings, deaths, and injuries that have occurred in American schools from the 18th century until March of 2018.
Mass displacements and exoduses have occurred throughout human history. “Migrant Refuge” addresses the human rights issues of the acceptance of refugees seeking asylum on an increasingly global scale. Millions of individuals, and families, attempt to migrate and establish new roots but face deportation and entry refusal on many fronts. The sparrows juxtaposed with countries that have most recently experienced mass exoduses are meant to serve as a directive to nurture our fellow humans.
July 28 – September 28, 2018: Exhibition on view.
August 17, 2018, 5:00 – 11:00pm: Gallery Opening as part of Season Launch (5:30 – 6:30pm: Featured Artist Panel Discussion in the Fitton Family Theater)