Exhibition by Xenobia Bailey, Seattle Presents gallery.
Exhibition by Xenobia Bailey, Seattle Presents gallery.

Paradise Under Reconstruction in the Aesthetic of Funk

Seattle Presents Gallery

Paradise Under Reconstruction in the Aesthetic of Funk: A Quantum Leap, Starting From The Top…!!!

Thru February 10, 2017 

In Paradise Under Reconstruction in the Aesthetic of Funk: A Quantum Leap, Starting From The Top...!!!  in the Seattle Presents Gallery artist Xenobia Bailey has created an immersive installation featuring African-American homemakers and caregivers that honors and celebrates their innovative, soulful lifestyle.  The installation references connections to the African-American community and Seattle's history. These life-sized figures play an important role in cultivating and rebuilding homes and communities, while providing nurturing and guidance for African-American youth. It is the last installation in Dialogues in Art: Exhibitions on Racial Injustice, a year-long series exploring artists' and curators' interpretations of racial injustice, both systemic and institutional, impacting Black-identifying people throughout America.

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.

 

 

Blake Haygood
Curator and Collections Manager
(206) 684-7132
blake.haygood@seattle.gov

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
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.
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Seattle Presents Gallery will be open to the public on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12 – 2 p.m. and by appointment

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