Exhibit: Blue Is Our Color at the Hedreen Gallery
Exhibit: Blue Is Our Color at the Hedreen Gallery is a beautiful exhibit open now until October 7th featuring our artist-in-residence, Aboubakar Fofana along with 7 other artists.
Come meet Jite Agbro and Aboubakar Fofana, noon-1 p.m. on July 29th
Marin Alexis Burnett, Brian LaMar and Moses Sun, noon-1:30 p.m., August 26
From the Hedreen Gallery site:
Blue contains whole worlds in its shades- the twinkle of sapphires, the inky hues of a storm at sea, or the spotted simplicity of a robin’s egg. Blue is a spectrum and its variations are a fitting way to hold past, present, and future stories of Black people… the joy and jubilee, the pain and protest, the personal and communal. In the Blue Is Our Color exhibit, the ‘old’ is represented by yards of indigo-dyed Àdìrẹ from Nigeria and guinea fowl indigo designs from Mali. These symbols are put in dialogue with contemporary large-scale fabric collages, eye-catching abstractions, and cyanotype photographs of the 2020 demonstrations against police brutality. As a visual thread, blue (and by extension, ideas of Blackness and African-ness) is shown to hold much more than stagnant history and simplistic ideas of identity.