Art Exhibition: "A Citizen of No Nation"
The series, A Citizen of No Nation, is one woman’s visual reconstruction of her family genealogy and exploration of the dichotomy of being descended from both the slave and the slave-owner. By layering multiple images of original slave narratives, President Abraham Lincolns’ writings, plantation owners letters, textures from slave cabin walls and other historical relics, it helps her to explore the past, honoring the pain of history and facilitating a catharsis.
Friends and family pose as ancestors to personalize the pain, both for herself and the viewer, allowing one to see the inhumane story within her family line as well as many others with similar histories. This show is meant to actualize a painful subject, thereby allowing the artist and her audience the possibility of healing, by the shared viewing and experiences that naturally transpire as one walks through the show.
Tuesday, March 31 at 9:00am to 6:00pm
Dana Hall, Lower Level Multicultural Suite
1900 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28274