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Art League Houston presents Rashaun Rucker: "Never Free to Rest" opening reception

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Photo courtesy of Rashaun Rucker

Art League Houston presents "Never Free to Rest," a multidisciplinary exhibition of work by Detroit-based artist Rashaun Rucker in the Front Gallery. "Never Free to Rest" features a body of work that compares the life and origins of a commonly found bird in cities around the world known as the Rock Pigeon, to the stereotypes and myths of the constructed identities of Black men in the United States of America. 

Although pigeons have a long history with humans, it’s nearly impossible to identify their original habitat. Europeans brought the pigeons to North America in the 1600s, around the same time as the inception of the transatlantic slave trade in the United States. Displaced from their natural environment, and without a migration gene to guide them, the birds adapt to their circumstances and the environments imposed upon them. Within months, their location is permanently imprinted in their minds as being home. Much like the pigeons, Black people were taken from their place of foundation and assigned a station in society within the colonized Western Hemisphere.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until July 23.

Art League Houston presents "Never Free to Rest," a multidisciplinary exhibition of work by Detroit-based artist Rashaun Rucker in the Front Gallery. "Never Free to Rest" features a body of work that compares the life and origins of a commonly found bird in cities around the world known as the Rock Pigeon, to the stereotypes and myths of the constructed identities of Black men in the United States of America.

Although pigeons have a long history with humans, it’s nearly impossible to identify their original habitat. Europeans brought the pigeons to North America in the 1600s, around the same time as the inception of the transatlantic slave trade in the United States. Displaced from their natural environment, and without a migration gene to guide them, the birds adapt to their circumstances and the environments imposed upon them. Within months, their location is permanently imprinted in their minds as being home. Much like the pigeons, Black people were taken from their place of foundation and assigned a station in society within the colonized Western Hemisphere.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until July 23.

Art League Houston presents "Never Free to Rest," a multidisciplinary exhibition of work by Detroit-based artist Rashaun Rucker in the Front Gallery. "Never Free to Rest" features a body of work that compares the life and origins of a commonly found bird in cities around the world known as the Rock Pigeon, to the stereotypes and myths of the constructed identities of Black men in the United States of America.

Although pigeons have a long history with humans, it’s nearly impossible to identify their original habitat. Europeans brought the pigeons to North America in the 1600s, around the same time as the inception of the transatlantic slave trade in the United States. Displaced from their natural environment, and without a migration gene to guide them, the birds adapt to their circumstances and the environments imposed upon them. Within months, their location is permanently imprinted in their minds as being home. Much like the pigeons, Black people were taken from their place of foundation and assigned a station in society within the colonized Western Hemisphere.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until July 23.

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Art League Houston
1953 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
https://www.artleaguehouston.org/upcoming-exhibitions

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