Join us to celebrate the opening of the Distillery Gallery & Artspace’s latest show “Mapping Race” with opening receptions as part of the Jersey City Artists Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday October 2nd and 3rd, between 12pm and 6pm.
When people think of race it is common to think of the boundaries between people, power dynamics between groups or various race-based inequality. Through this exhibit we seek to understand the various ways that artists explore the broad topic of race. Examples of mapping race can be pieces that analyze geographic spaces in relation to racial identities such as catastrophic events like the earthquake in Haiti or Pakistan, works inspired by the coming together of races which culminated in the election of Barack Obama, works that take on the recent racialization of religion, debates around immigration or that approach race from a more holistic perspective by exploring the human race. Ultimately we have sought artists that look at race through a variety of different lenses, painting in different shades or carving through different layers.
This show is curated by Artist and Distillery Board Member Gabriel Pacheco and will feature artists from the Jersey City area as well as from New York City.