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Galveston Arts Center presents Irene Antonia Diane Reece: "Home-Goings" opening reception

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Photo courtesy of Irene Antonia Diane Reece

Galveston Arts Center presents "Home-Goings," a solo exhibition by Houston-based contemporary artist and visual activist, Irene Antonia Diane Reece.

Reece’s exhibition features photography and installations that explore African American spirituality, Black southern churches, and Black Liberation Theology. The term "home-goings" describes the traditional funerary practice in the African American Christian church of celebrating the life of those who have passed and sending them on to the afterlife and their motherland.

For Reece this practice represents the complexities of protecting Black lives and has become central to her work and life. Through experimentations with imagery from family archives, church objects, and multilayered metaphors and messages, Reece celebrates her family, identity, spirituality, and emphasizes that Black lives are sacred.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through August 22.

Galveston Arts Center presents "Home-Goings," a solo exhibition by Houston-based contemporary artist and visual activist, Irene Antonia Diane Reece.

Reece’s exhibition features photography and installations that explore African American spirituality, Black southern churches, and Black Liberation Theology. The term "home-goings" describes the traditional funerary practice in the African American Christian church of celebrating the life of those who have passed and sending them on to the afterlife and their motherland.

For Reece this practice represents the complexities of protecting Black lives and has become central to her work and life. Through experimentations with imagery from family archives, church objects, and multilayered metaphors and messages, Reece celebrates her family, identity, spirituality, and emphasizes that Black lives are sacred.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through August 22.

Galveston Arts Center presents "Home-Goings," a solo exhibition by Houston-based contemporary artist and visual activist, Irene Antonia Diane Reece.

Reece’s exhibition features photography and installations that explore African American spirituality, Black southern churches, and Black Liberation Theology. The term "home-goings" describes the traditional funerary practice in the African American Christian church of celebrating the life of those who have passed and sending them on to the afterlife and their motherland.

For Reece this practice represents the complexities of protecting Black lives and has become central to her work and life. Through experimentations with imagery from family archives, church objects, and multilayered metaphors and messages, Reece celebrates her family, identity, spirituality, and emphasizes that Black lives are sacred.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through August 22.

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Galveston Arts Center
2127 Strand St.
Galveston, TX 77550
https://www.galvestonartscenter.org/current-exhibitions

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Admission is free.
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