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After the Quiet: On Black Figures and Folds
January 22 - March 19Free
Mini Mart City Park is pleased to announce a group exhibition opening Saturday – After the Quiet: On Black Figures and Folds – features works by Adetola Abatan, Samantha Cremer, Xavier Kelley, and Ruth Zekariase, four Black artists who currently or previously lived in Seattle. The exhibition presents painting, collage, photographic print, mixed-media, and works on paper. The exhibition is curated by @jasminemahmoud. For this exhibition, artists receive 100% of all sales.
Join us for the exhibition opening Saturday January 22, 12-5pm, with an outdoor reception at 5pm.
Linking these works are mediations on the Black figure — through portraiture, collages, and works centering feet, backs, and hands — and on folds – through angles, lines, undulations, layers, and drapery. The exhibition’s title immediately draws from Kevin Quashie’s The Sovereignty of Quiet: Beyond Resistance in Black Culture, and Joshua Chambers-Letson’s After the Party: A Manifesto for Queer of Color Life @johnsonforesttendency , as well as Thea Quiray Tagle’s curation of AFTER LIFE: we survive @femmergency . Opening almost two years after the “twin pandemics” of Covid-19 and 1619, and on the heels of pervasive racist regimes (such as banning of Critical Race Theory), the exhibition asks: in 2022, how do folds and figures represent and imagine the everyday, quiet, and beyond in Black life?