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February 6, 2020 at 5:38 pm #27724Elizabeth HowardModerator
February’s First Friday Opening Reception
February 7th, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM
The Burden of Invisibility
That’s Pops’s Money
In Chroma’s Micro Gallery inside Vault Virginia
Exhibition continues through February 29th
Gallery hours are generally 10:00- 4:00 PM
Monday through Friday
or otherwise by appointment
by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veronica Jackson: That’s Pops’s Money
What does it mean to be invisible? How does the designation of invisibility affect my identity and sense of self? These are two of the many internal queries that arise from my plight as a black woman living in America. They also provide context for the title of this body of work.
The Burden of Invisibility (BOI) is autobiographical and stems from my position as a black woman marking space. It consists of a multidisciplinary visual art practice based on an interpretive exhibit design and architecture career spanning more than three decades. Simply put, BOI tells stories using a range of quotidian objects such as felt-lined bulletin boards, clothing, hair, handmade paper, timecards, and text.
At its core, my practice addresses three overarching issues—black women’s invisibility, hyper-visibility, and devaluation. Installed here at Chroma Projects, THAT’S POPS’S MONEY visualizes my grandmother’s devalued and ignored labor as the archetype for the diminished value many women encounter.
My background also encompasses the critical examination of visual culture; as an architect and designer I creatively solved problems related to the structural systems within the virtual and/or built environment. My visual art making practice is a combination of my past professional disciplines and present lived experiences. BOI is the physical manifestation of my evolution from designer to artist, as well as my reaction to the world around me.
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East Third Street Entrance of Vault Virginia.
(Directly across from The Front Porch)
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