• Hampden Gallery UMass Amherst, Amherst
  • February 1, 2021 to
    May 14, 2021
  • Category: Art & Museum Exhibits

Event Details

  • February 1, 2021 to
    May 14, 2021
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Free
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Event Description

CURRENT | UNDERCURRENT Co-Curated by Linda Griggs and M. Charlene Stevens February 1 to May 14, 2021 Live Zoom event with co-curators February 12 at 12 p.m. ET CURRENT UNDERCURRENT is a visual conversation relating to current events such as COVID-19, gender (LGBTQIA+, masculinity) racial justice (Black Lives Matter), and climate change. The show addresses these issues through the shared anxiety of a divided nation and a partisan political climate. There are no clean divisions in these issues. COVID-19 and climate change have more devastating effects on Black and brown people. A California wildfire began with a gender reveal party’s pyrotechnics. Toxic masculinity has fed the anti-masker movement. The boundaries are permeable and the issues intersect and overlap.  Featuring artists: Pilar Agoyo, Roberta Atabaigi, Savona Bailey-McClain – West Harlem Arts Fund, Kimberly Becoat, Sanford Biggers, Zoe Buckman x For Freedoms, Linda Byrne, William Camargo, Renée Cox, Nadia DeLane – West Harlem Arts Fund, Patricia Fabricant, David B. Frye, Dolores Gull, Allen Hansen, Frederick Hayes, Rashid Johnson, Jamian Juliano-Villani, Coby Kennedy x For Freedoms, Lisa Levy, Pamela Longobardi, Stephen Mallon, Christina Marsh, Jamie Martinez, Steve Mumford, Sharilyn Neidhardt, Katarra Peterson, Aviva Rahmani and Dr. Jim White, Duke Riley, David Rios Ferreira, Ricardo Iamuuri Robinson AKA La’Vender Freddy, Shellyne Rodriguez, Arlene Rush, Kathleen Vance, Jasmine Wahi x For Freedoms, Adrian White

Event presented by:

  • UMass Fine Arts Center
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  • facweb@acad.umass.edu