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Black Rock: The Metamorphosis of Home from Isolation to Connection Task Force Exhibition

Gallery Aferro
73 Market Street, 646-220-3772
Newark
January 27 - February 24, 2007
Reception: Saturday, January 27, 7 - 10 PM
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Black Rock: The Metamorphosis of Home from Isolation to Connection Task Force Exhibition (Black Rock) multimedia group exhibition of 22 contemporary artists and activists of African descent and those influenced by the forms, traditions and history of the African Diaspora. Spanning more than 11 countries these artists of the Caribbean, South America, Europe and West Africa claim Home in a post – Civil Rights Movement era by gathering, re-imagining and dreaming a more deeply connected—albeit complex – community.

Black Rock, the fourth exhibition organized by independent artists/curators, Noelle Lorraine Williams and Kevin Darmanie, engages sight, sound, mind, and heart through art, music, film and video, community panels and interactive workshops. It is an explosive cultural exhibition of artists and cultural activists whose work innovate cultural forms to engage our most challenging fears and greatest visions of living as individuals within community of Home – the self, local community, nation and world.

Black Rock features three large – scale installations including a life size Black comics installation, a home being uprooted and a vinyl record temple. The second floor features multi-media presentations and a gift shop.

Artists: Jamyla & Pete Bennu, Maurice Chesnut, Lowell Craig, Rob Cruz, Easton Davy, Asha Ganpat, John Fredericks, Jerry Gant, Darrell Goza, Tamara Harris, Nadine LaFond, Kagendo Murungi, Ibou Ndoye, Wura Ogunji, William Oliwa, Veruska Outlaw, Dread Scott, Shaka Zulu Overdrive, Ade Tugbiyele Sedita, Aqueelah Shaheed, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Nyugen E. Smith, SDNicholas, Joya Angola Thompson, Mary A. Valverde, Jesse Wright

Countries, Territories and Commonwealths Represented in the Show: Trinidad, Jamaica, Cuba, Nigeria, Haiti, Rome, Senegal, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Kenya, United States

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