Close up of the evocative face of sculpture, formed using a soft black material, and accented with found materials, such as a green floral mask, the mouthpiece cut out, and eyes in the shape of hearts, bedazzled around the edges.

Vanessa German: W E

Upholding artmaking as an act of restorative justice, German confronts and begins to dismantle the emotional and spiritual weight imposed by the multi-generational oppression of African American communities.

Image with the text "black spatial elegance: new cinematic language of global black music" hanging above nine circular photographs of BIPOC individuals and a pink circle in the, which reads the dates and titles of upcoming events.

Serious Tings

Our mission is to create space for Black ownership, possibility, and belonging through art, historic preservation, and connection.

A rectangular mixed media piece made up of delicate yellow paper rectangles, connected at the edges to make a larger rectangle. Each piece has one black hairnet arranged into a different abstract shape that recalls topographic bodies, sea creatures, or an unknown alphabet.

Artist Talk: Lisa Jarrett, House/Field/Home

Lisa’s intersectional practice considers the politics of difference within a variety of settings including: schools, landscapes, fictions, racial imaginaries, studios, communities, museums, galleries, walls, mountains, mirrors, floors, rivers, and lenses. Lisa says she exists to make socially engaged work within the African Diaspora where the desires and limitations of representation are contentious sites. Much of her work contemplates the necessity of imagination as a person whose history, to a fault, is untraceable due to the violence of slavery in the United States and the ongoing attempts at cultural erasure that colonialism demands.