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A Nation Under Our Feet Exhibition Opening
November 20, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree and open to the public
Please join us for the official opening of our newest exhibition, A Nation Under Our Feet, by artist André Leon Gray. In the exhibition, André Leon Gray combines and transforms found objects into visual critiques of contemporary society, fusing together a variety of materials to address specific aspects of culture and race. Maintain radio silence, the vulture has landed (2015), examines how pop culture—particularly hip hop music—renders some elements of of urban life appealing, even desirable, though rarely effecting true social change. When describing this work Gray says, “A sharp resident of the suburbs may be able to recite a few lyrics by Wu-Tang, but is unlikely to invite a Five Percenter over for a glass of Sauvignon Blanc paired with salmon poached in parchment with homegrown garden herbs and white asparagus.” Event is free and open to the public.
About the artist
André Leon Gray is a self-trained artist and a native of Raleigh, NC. His mixed media assemblages, sculptures, installations, paintings and drawings, known as eye gumbo, have been exhibited nationwide. Gray has received several awards and honors, including The Fountainhead Residency in Miami in 2011.
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