Opening Reception: This Country
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 12:15pm
South Gallery, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
Saint Louis-based multimedia artist Kahlil Robert Irving is curating the second exhibition at Wesleyan University’s Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery this fall, This Country, and a series of video screenings, Mapping Energies.
Works by fifteen artists encompass a range of practices and media, and diverse cultural ties from around the world. The exhibition This Country uses the flag as a model for accessing the complex discourse around present day civil rights. The artists included all live in the United States, and the works included represent thoughtful, relevant, and unique statements on the use of a flag as a reference, motif, and symbol. This Country visualizes the power of the flag as these artists touch upon personal narratives, issues, and symbols of what it means to live and work in the United States. Works are included by artists Modou Dieng, Addoley Dzegede, André Filipek, Ari Fish, Rashawn Griffin, Andy Li, Patrick Martinez, Catalina Ouyang, Edward Salas, Aram Han Sifuentes, and Edra Soto.