RESHAPED | REFOCUSED features work by artists Amira Brown, Greg Aimé, and Mosho who are excavating themes of novelist Octavia E. Butler’s post-apocalyptic sci-fi classic Parable of the Sower.
The exhibition, which runs June 10-July 9, 2022 is a meditation on the transformational passage through landscape and peril of Butler’s protagonist. Using materials and processes both experimental and familiar, Brown, Aimé, and Mosho reflect and recast their own notions of containment, presence, and freedom.
Amira Brown layers personal, psychological, social, and recorded moments, creating speculative histories and places of potentiality. She disrupts societal standards of Black value as cultural capital to be exploited, activating narratives of empowerment and nuance.
Greg Aimé explores the complex relationship of African descendants of the diaspora—foregrounding history, spirituality, and royalty. He seeks to bridge the past and the present, as well as Eastern and Western culture, to showcase similarities within diversity.
Mosho is a multimedia artist who deploys paint, plastic sheeting, and other materials to construct installations that explore issues of identity, community, and belonging.
RESHAPED | REFOCUSED is part of One City, One Read, organized by partners New Haven Free Public Library, Yale Schwarzman Center, and International Festival of Arts & Ideas.
Mining Themes From Parable Of The Sower, Artists (Re)focus On The Future, New Haven Independent, Brian Slattery
At CAW, Artists Commune With Octavia Butler, Arts Paper, Al Larriva-Latt
Creative Arts Workshop gratefully acknowledges WSHU Public Radio, the Greater New Haven Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, CT Office of the Arts, and CT Humanities for their support of our exhibitions and public programs.
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