‘Drawing the Future’ featured during November
An exhibition highlighting work of artists who are “troubling the line” will fill the University Gallery at UWL during November.
“Drawing the Future,” an expansive drawing exhibition curated by the Center for Afrofuturist Studies, opens with a reception from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in the University Art Gallery on the first floor of the Center for the Arts, 333 N. 16th St. The exhibition runs through Friday, Nov. 15. The reception and exhibit are free.
The artists featured in the exhibition are: Alea Adigweme, Barber, Jade Ariana Fair, Krista Franklin, Donté K. Hayes, Brandon Drew Holmes and Curtis Talwst Santiago.
Anais Duplan, curator for the exhibition, gave this curatorial statement:
What is a line? A method of connecting, a path for inquiry, a trajectory, a border or boundary, a limit, a way? Guest curated by the Center for Afrofuturist Studies at Public Space One, Drawing the Future gathers the work of artists of color who are troubling the line. Together, the works in the exhibition move beyond the linear and, as a result, suggest what a future, intersectional world might look like. Instead of including only ‘drawings’ in the typical sense, Drawing the Future posits that drawing happens across media––in painting, sculpture, performance, etc.––and that drawing is a referential practice. Drawing, as future-building, is a collective action that throws multiple voices, paths, and lines into collision.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Duplan, a trans* poet, curator and artist, will give an artist lecture at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Theatre in the UWL Student Union, 521 East Ave. N. The lecture is free.
Also, the artist Barber, whose work combines drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and performance practices to articulate various testimonies with and surrounding Black America, will attend the opening reception Nov. 1.
Regular gallery hours are noon-8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and noon-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and during events in Toland Theatre.
All University Art Gallery exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.
If you go—
Who: Curated by the Center for Afrofuturist Studies
What: “Drawing the Future”
When: Nov. 1-15
Where: University Art Gallery, first floor of the Center for the Arts, 333 N. 16th St.
Opening reception: 4-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in the University Art Gallery