Current Exhibition

SEEN/SCENE:
THE BLACK BODY CONSCIOUSNESS

Celebrating the skin we are in.

November 13th, 2022 to December 3rd, 2022

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"Nature" By: Ashanté Josey 

Join us as we celebrate living in the skin we are in.

This exhibit was first imagined by Crystal Noel Jalil and the women of the Coloured Section Black Artists’ Collective.

 

When we wake up in the morning to prepare for our days; showering, brushing our teeth, and eating breakfast, we are usually not thinking about our "blackness" or any other concept of race. We are just human beings starting our days. It is in the moment that we step outside of our homes that the world reminds us of the fact that we are Black. 

 

It is the person clutching their purse for dear life in the corner of the elevator with panic in their eyes. It is in the staccato clicks of hurried efforts to lock car doors as we cross the parking lot to get into our cars. It is in the rhythmless cadence of forced blaccents and in discovering some stranger has a handful of your hair without permission.

 

In this exhibit, The Coloured Section Black Artists Collective, along with other invited artists and creatives, address the challenges of living in a Black body. It also highlights and celebrates the ways in which one maintains and stays in love with it.

 

The artists seek to tell their own personal stories of living in a Black body in an intimate and nuanced manner. Some will explore their journey with hair texture, some with weight, some with how they decorate and celebrate their body, some with complexion and colorism, their intersections within the Black community, and so many more aspects. Some will even explore how the world reacts to our Black bodies and its effects on our lives.

This exhibition was curated by Crystal Noel Jalil, Jessica Vaden, Natiq, and Onyx Green.

Meet The Artists

Ashanté

Ashanté

Josey

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JaiSmith

Jaia

Smith

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TrenitaFinney

Trenita

Finney

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KiasiaSherwood

KiAsia

Sherwood

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JameelahPlatt

Jameelah

Platt

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IsaiahSpencer

Prophet In The Making

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TrinitySpencer

Trinity

Spencer 

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CrystalNoel

Crystal Noel

Jalil

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TomiAdebayo

Tomi

Adebayo

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MarindaJoy

Marinda

Joy

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NinaSoto

Nina

Soto

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Natiq

Natiq

Jalil

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