Image and Africology

4101 San Jacinto Street, Suite 116
(713) 523-1616
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  • Dates: March 7, 2020 - April 18, 2020
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 6 weeks on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Community Artists' Collective
  • Address: 4101 San Jacinto Street, Suite 116
  • Phone: (713) 523-1616
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Admission: Free
  • Area of Town: Midtown
  • Free Admission: Yes
  • overview

    "Image and Africology,” opens March 7 at the Community Artists’ Collective with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m.The exhibit, which runs through April 18, is one of the participating spaces for Fotofest Biennial 2020.The exhibition displays images by photographers Derrick Bey, Sinden Collier, Colby Deal, Christie Leday, Gail Mallory, Marc Newsome and Mel Perry who explore their fellowship with the diaspora and discuss the ways we all deal with cultural deference.Curator Dominic R. Clay states that “Although we are separated between land and language with massive bodies of water in between us, the African Diaspora never seemed to be so close. Tethered between continents, we are all blood bound. Common expressions tie us together linking all of us to a common future.“In our past” he continues, “as African Americans, we dealt with a theoretical phenomenon W.E.B. Du Bois called ‘double consciousness.’ However, this concept has been reconstituted into something bigger and more complex. Today, the world is much smaller than it was yesterday, giving us the ability to keep one another at arm’s length. This is not simply an exhibition, but it is a love letter to Mother Africa and an homage to all of our ancestors who nurtured her.”

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