Opening Saturday, March 5th, from 3PM - 5PM
Join Artist Ayanah Moor to celebrate her first exhibition at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art and participate in a discussion of her work. The discussion will be led by Dr. Sampada Aranke, Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Through her paintings, prints, drawings and performance, Moor operates within a visual field where notions of blackness and gender identity take shape. She utilizes existing material and cultural artifacts to generate alternative histories, often repositioning the subject as a corrective gesture or to create counter narratives. Vintage advertisements, athletic competition, reimagined slogans, and healing practices have fueled recent projects. Her work engages subversive and demonstrative displays of blackness that locate love, fear, myth and desire.
The reception and discussion is free and open to the public.
Photo: Ayanah Moor, Diamonds Led, Get in the Game, 2020, acrylic, crayon, ink wash, graphite, vintage magazine page, album cover on wood panel, 48″W x 60″H x 1.5″D.