Dialogues in Art: Exhibitions on Racial Injustice

Seattle Presents Gallery

Dialogues in Art: Exhibitions on Racial Injustice

January – December 2016

Dialogues in Art: Exhibitions on Racial Injustice, is a yearlong series of exhibitions that explore artists' and curators' interpretations of racial injustice and systemic racism impacting Black and African-American people throughout America. The exhibitions will showcase and uplift the voices of underinvested and marginalized communities while creating a safe space for dialogue.

The series of six exhibitions will feature residencies, installations and curatorial projects by Jasmine Brown, Barry Johnson, Mark Mitchell, Shaun Scott, Elizabeth Spavento and Xenobia Bailey.

Exhibitions

 

Current: Rage Wave

September 12 — November 11, 2016

Artist Sam Vernon has created Rage Wave, a site-specific multimedia installation that explores architecture, body, labor, domestication, and the boundaries between public and private.

 

Past: Shaun Scott

July 18 – September 9, 2016

The Faded Signs Podcast will feature artist Shaun Scott recording and editing two podcasts featuring conversations and digressions about American history, present and future.

The Faded Signs Podcast will feature artist Shaun Scott working in the gallery recording and editing two podcasts that will include interviews, found audio from the vault of pop culture, and creative nonfiction. The podcast will ponder what the present will look like to future generations who can only see what we left behind (and not our best intentions) and will be available on iTunes and SoundCloud. The Faded Signs Podcast is part of the Seattle Presents Gallery series Dialogues in Art: Exhibitions on Racial Injustice, a yearlong exploration of artists' and curators' interpretations of racial injustice and systemic racism impacting Black and African-American people throughout America.

 

Past: Mark Mitchell/ Casket Pall Residency

May 16 – July 15, 2016

Casket Pall Residency will feature artist Mark Mitchell working in the gallery on a hand sewn casket pall that subverts the flag placed on the caskets of American heroes, and honors the lives lost because of our shared history of slavery and racism. Mitchell will be in the gallery on Thursdays and Fridays beginning May 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through July 15. Casket Pall Residency is part of the Seattle Presents Gallery series Dialogues in Art: Exhibitions on Racial Injustice, a yearlong exploration of artists' and curators' interpretations of racial injustice and systemic racism impacting Black and African-American people throughout America.

 

Past: Remembrance
Jasmine Brown

March 14 – May 13, 2016

Remembrance, a residency with artist Jasmine Brown in the Seattle Presents Gallery. The residency will showcase Brown working on egg tempera portraits of murdered youth of color painted in the Byzantine icon style. Brown will include portraits of Tamir Rice and Michael Brown in her installation. Brown will be in the gallery on Thursdays beginning March 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through May 13.

Past: Sign of the Times
Barry Johnson

January 18 - March 11, 2016

Sign of The Times featuring an installation by artist Barry Johnson reveals statistics and data that counter the negative media representations of African-Americans. The exhibition will feature artistic representations of data that illustrate the increase of graduation rates of African-Americans from the 60's; and the increase of marriage in straight and LGBTQ black homes.

 

Location

Seattle Municipal Tower
Corner of 5th Avenue and Columbia Street
700 Fifth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104

Gallery Hours

Open to the publicTuesdays from 12 to 2 p.m.

 

 

Information
Deborah Paine
Curator & Collections Manager
Deborah Paine

Current Exhibition

Paradise Under Reconstruction in the Aesthetic of Funk
Thru February 10, 2017
Paradise Under Reconstruction in the Aesthetic of Funk: A Quantum Leap, Starting From The Top…!!!Thru February 10, 2017 at Seattle Presents Gallery in the Seattle Municipal TowerOpen Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12 – 2 p.m. and by appointment

Upcoming Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

Dialogues in Art: Exhibitions on Racial Injustice
January - December 2016
A yearlong series of exhibitions that explore artists’ and curators’ interpretations of racial injustice and systemic racism impacting Black and African-American people throughout America.
Disconnected Towers
November 16, 2015 - January 15, 2016
Reimagines temporary power posts used to tie-off electricity in the demolition and construction of homes, as beacons that portend gentrification and scaffolds that uphold societal ideology and duplicity.
Joseph (wahalatsu?) Seymour, Jr.
September 14 – November 13, 2015
An exhibition of works by Joseph (wahalatsu?) Seymour, Jr. in the Coast Salish form, the style of art of the people of Puget Sound.
Countless
July 13 - September 11, 2015
An installation project featuring handmade beads that will transform the gallery through color from Seattle artist Carolina Silva
Under Earth/Below Sea
May 19 - June 10, 2015
An exhibition featuring drawings exploring nature through Seattle artist Sara Osebold's unique lens.
Low Res (Exhibition)
March 23 - May 15, 2015
Waterfront Seattle and the Office of Arts & Culture present work from Low Res: artists respond to the waterfront.

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