Embracing Ambiguity: Faces of the Future

January 30 – March 5, 2010
Curators | Jillian Nakornthap and Lynn Stromick

About the Exhibition

Embracing Ambiguity: Faces of the Future features artworks by ten multicultural artists living and working in the Untied States who, in a world where labels are often forced upon them, are searching for new ways to define identity. In today’s cosmopolitan and increasingly global culture an individuals may describe themselves by gender, race, nationality, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or any combination of these categories. Through painting, sculpture, video and mixed media, the artists in the exhibition attempt to answer the question, “What are you?”

Nzuji De Magalhães combines African and American art forms to depict issues of stereotype, myth, ethnicity and politics. The works of Kip Fulbeck, artist, photographer, filmmaker and slam poet have been exhibited in over 20 countries, and featured on CNN, MTV and PBS. Nathan Gibbs’ internationally recognized mixed media and web productions explore race and culture issues in the U.S. Loren Holland’s symbolically rich oil paintings of Latino and African-American women challenge perceptions of class, race and minority groups. Bryce Hudson’s wall sculptures use bold color and shape to represent domination, conflict, separation and harmony among races and cultures. Charcoal portraits from The Loving Series by artist, curator and scholar Laura Kina explore the results of the 1967 Supreme Court case that overturned our nation’s last anti-miscegenation law. Artist team Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry have produced large-scale public projects, performance/ sculptures, paintings, photography, video and self-portraiture, exploring issues of race and social justice. Chicana artist Delilah Montoya articulates the experience of minority woman in her photographs and prints. Toni Scott draws upon her African, Native American and European heritage and world travels to produce sculpture, paintings and mixed media installations that represent the beauty and dignity of African-American people.

An illustrated exhibition catalog, which includes scholarly essays by Laura Kina and Nicole Woods, is available for purchase.

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