March 7-April 16, 2022
"Realized" Exhibit
Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound

Despite the onslaught of racial justice statements and persistent promises of support and solidarity, America remains a dangerous place for Black people. America’s wealth and national identity is predicated on the systemic silencing, oppression, and dehumanization of Black people, and narratives of Blackness are often centered on hardship, pain and doom. But reality is subjective, precarious and wholly dependent on our participation in it, whether past, present or future. Realized, a collection of mixed media collage, explores the question: what is Blackness uninterrupted? More specifically, how might legacy, family, wealth, and power look, taste, move and advance when Black people are in full control of their narrative?  Radically imagined through the birthright of agency, Realized centers the healing power of disruption, reclamation, and joy as well as the criticality of rage, grief, and chaos. 

The exhibit runs March 7 through April 16 at the UPS Kittredge Gallery - 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma WA 98416. Gallery info and hours can be found here

Community is invited to the artist reception Wednesday, March 30th from 5-7pm, and will include artist remarks and Q&A.

March 30, 2022, 5-7pm
"Realized" Exhibit Reception
Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound

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