Hamiltonian Fellow Larry Cook’s video works will be screened alongside Rashid Johnson, Jefferson Pinder and Alexis Peskine inCoDM in Multimedia, a live performance at the Lincoln Theater on Friday, December 12th from 7:30 – 10:00 pm.
This multimedia crescendo celebrates the conclusion of Ceremonies of Dark Men, a 5×5 project curated by A.M. Weaver and designed to encourage discourse on the subject of the Black Male Image via film, poetry and music.
Curator’s Office is pleased to announce its participation in the 2014 edition of the Context / Art Miami Art Fair in the Wynwood area of Miami from December 2 – 7. We invite you to visit us in Booth # E13. In this booth, Curator’s Office explores identity and racial politics through contrasting approaches. Larry Cook and Jefferson Pinder wrestle with the issues of masculinity and strength in a mutually dynamic interdisciplinary fashion. Merging ideas of ritual, community, and pride, the work challenges the viewers to revisit stereotypes and visual tropes. Exploring new language with familiar iconography, both artists grapple with contemporary blackness. Ultimately the display of both artists’ works offers a politically charged yet poetic booth presentation focusing on the complex representation of the black male in American culture and the African diaspora. Curator’s Office will introduce photographic work by Washington, DC – based artist Larry W. Cook and present objects and works on paper by Chicago – based artist Jefferson Pinder.
Hamiltonian Artists is excited to announce that curator A.M. Weaver has selected Hamiltonian Fellow Larry Cook to be part of this year’s 5×5 Public Art Initiative – aProject of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Transforming the District with Public Art A.M. Weaver’s proposed project for “Five by Five”, Ceremonies of Dark Men, will feature large-scale photographs by five male artists placed in key areas around the city. Their works will, in part, address issues of black manhood in creative ways.
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Selin Balci is a 2013 Trawick Prize finalist. Check her profile out here. The reception and awards ceremony will be on September 6th.
In other news, UMD’s Stamp Gallery recently acquired one of Balci’s works of art. You can see Balci’s artwork along with others in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union’s Contemporary Art Collection Latest Acquisitions 2013
September 9 – October 5, 2013 | Reception September 12, 2013 5-8PM