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The exhibition centers on motion above all elsestemming from an open-ended question on the apparatus of words, and how communication guides, or perhaps structures, the way human beings exist in the world.
Curated by Legacy Russell, The New Bend features the works of twelve contemporary artists exploring race and gender issues in the textile space. The exhibition celebrates Gees Bend cultures, blending regional tradition with the power of cooperative feminism that took place in the Boykin, Alabama area, where the women of Gees Bend made quilts to stay warm, protecting their children while they took shelter in unheated shacks without running water, phones, or electricity.
The human body, according to Godine, exists in a communal space that transcends time and place, rooted in a continual energy exchange with the environment.
Tariku Shiferaws Its a love thang, its a joy thang embodies Black joybut not in the sense that people might think. In his latest exhibition, the artist pays homage to quotidian pleasures: those often referenced in the jazz era, a time when the greats sang about their daily lives.
Ambrose Rhapsody Murrays solo exhibition Within Listening Distance of the Sea at Fridman Gallery features several of the artists sewn and painted textiles, as well as a short film made with Logan Lynette and Heather Lee, culminating in an unparalleled depth of experience.