Power Forward

Curated by Astria Suparak, VisArts Mentoring Curator

May 23 - July 1, 2018, Kaplan Gallery

Artists: Haig Aivazian, Cara Erskine, Karen Kraven, Nicolas Lampert, Cait McKinney & Hazel Meyer, Gao Mingyan, Ayanah Moor, Macon Reed, Zhang Qing

Sports are not a refuge from the “real world.” Sports have been and always are political. Who gets to play? Who is penalized for what? Which stadiums are built, where, and with whose money? Eminent domain, organized labor, drug and gender testing, commercial sponsorships, tax breaks, bribery, and abuse scandals are just some of the ways power is flexed daily within what has been called a secular religion and a proxy war. The artists in this exhibition draw upon the hidden and political histories of sports to open up analyses of the social world.

Black Blooded

Curated by Jessica Gaynelle Moss

May 30th-July 14th, 2018, The New Gallery of Modern Art in Charlotte, NC

Artists include: Carris Adams, Edgar Arceneaux, Rashayla Marie Brown, Theater Gates, Kerry James Marshall, Ayanah Moor, Eliza Myrie, Rashaad Newsmen, Martin Purer, Mickalene Thomas, Sadie Woods, Nate Young

Through visual art, performances, written works and memorabilia, BLACK BLOODED honors the prevalence of plurality in though and perspective on complexities of identity, race and representation by some of the most thoughtful, effective and influential artists of the 21st century.