Silos September 6 - October 23, 2016

TristeReina (Sorrow Queen) by Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz

Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Detail of TristeReina (Sorrow Queen), 2016. Graphite on paper, 22 x 30 in.
Courtesy of the artist.


Curated by Jeffreen M. Hayes, Ph.D

As a microcosm of our society, the art world maintains a system of marginalization based on racial and cultural difference. Artists identified as "other" function in silos, just as they do in society. This exhibition presents eight artists who examine these silos, otherness, and the cultural and social ramifications of marginalization based on one's identity, whether self-defined or inscribed. Bearing witness, as these artists do, not only identifies the pressing issues of our time but also challenges the norm of marginalization, absence, and exclusion. Through the work of Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Duron Jackson, Yaw Agyeman, Wesley Clark, Wilmer Wilson IV, Stacy-Lynn Waddell, Ellington Robinson and Nathaniel Donnett, Silos gives voice to the silence(d).

Black Don't Crack But It Sho' Catch Hell by Wesley Clark

Wesley Clark, Black Don't Crack but It Sho' Catch Hell, 2016.
Wood, acrylic, metal, 85 x 116 in.
Courtesy of the artist.


Quilombo by Ellington Robinson

Ellington Robinson, Quilombo, 2015-2016.
Drawing installation, 30 x 22 in.
Courtesy of the artist.