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Riverfront Art Gallery Exhibition: UBUNTU: I Am Because We Are

Exhibition at Riverfront Art Gallery, Riverfront Library 4th Floor
September 25 – December 16, 2021
Opening Reception/First Thursday Gallery Hop: October 7, 5:30-7pm

Open Monday-Thursday, 10am-7pm, Friday-Saturday, 10am-5pm

Curatorial Statement

We are highlighting work that has its roots in Africa, in all its dimensions and the ways in which those roots have taken hold and flourished here in North America, amidst a multitude of overwhelming obstacles, and the challenges of racial injustice and inequity. As Toni Morrison has said, “All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.” The artwork in this exhibit represents a multiplicity of Black and Brown reflections on identity and ancestors. The exhibit features photography, sculpture, mixed-media, assemblage and painting, inspiring conversations around the beauty, power and diversity of African cultures reflected in the dynamic work on view.

-Haifa Bint-Kadi, Riverfront Art Gallery Curator

Participating Artists
Carol Bash
Elvira Clayton
Ricardo Osmondo Francis
Lisa Gathright-Miller
Katherine Emely Gomez
Tony Jefferson
Jelly
Casseia Lewis
Bleu Pablo
Fares Rizk
Moses Ros
Dennis Shelton
Patricia Stuart
Ed Woods