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.
Monday, January 27 at 9:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday, January 28 at 9:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday, January 29 at 9:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday, January 30 at 9:00am to 6:00pm
Friday, January 31 at 9:00am to 6:00pm
Monday, February 3 at 9:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday, February 4 at 9:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday, February 5 at 9:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday, February 6 at 9:00am to 6:00pm
Friday, February 7 at 9:00am to 6:00pm
Monday, February 10 at 9:00am to 6:00pm
Dana Hall, Lower Level Multicultural Suite
1900 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28274