SEEN & UNSEEN: A Sunday Afternoon in Clarksville
On view January 15th
Featuring Works by Hakeem Adewumi & Celeste Henery
Curated by Stephanie L. Lang
The impact of the on-going displacement of historically Black communities—locally, nationally, and globally—is profound and timeless. Photographers Hakeem Adewumi and Celeste Henery use photographs to exemplify this truth. Centered around Clarksville, a freedom community established in the early 1870’s in West Austin, images of former residents and their families, architectural remains, discarded household items, and historical buildings, honor what was left behind.
Notes on Sugar:
The Work of María Magdalena Campos-Pons
On view January 25th
Curated by Neon Queen Collective
Notes on Sugar: The Work of Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, uses the history of sugar to unpack the United States’ (U.S.) complex relationship with Cuba. Campos-Pons, one of the most celebrated living artists to emerge from post-Revolutionary Cuba, uses sculptural installations, video and works on paper to examine the transatlantic slave trade, Cuba’s crumbling sugar trade, and the socioeconomic and political impact on the descendants of enslaved Africans living in Cuba and the U.S..