Art opening reception & residency: STACKS curated by Robert Pruitt


STACKS is a group exhibition curated by Robert Pruitt. The five-week-long laboratory residencies will occupy the Main Gallery as a site of transformation addressing themes of Black imagination, creativity and commodification. The exhibition features a series of performances and installations by five emerging artists, including Jamal Cyrus, Nathaniel Donnett, Autumn Knight, Phillip Pyle and M'kina Tapscott. Writer Garry Reece provides an online narrative component tracking and examining each artist's project, offering his thoughts on possible meanings of the work.

STACKS looks at the relationship between cultural tropes and the notion of an authentic black experience. As a cathartic act, these five artists will use the exhibition's opening to publicly deconstruct, destroy and de-power materials that impede the construction and reception of Black imaginative power. For the duration of the exhibition the artists will explore possible resolutions to this problem by using the gallery space as a laboratory to develop and create installations from the remains of the opening night. As the exhibition proceeds, the artists will re-contextualize and revamp the ideas and products of the previous artists week to create a multi dimensional view of Black creativity.

On view through Jan. 4.



Art League Houston
1953 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006


Admission is free.
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