Close Read: An Outside Projection
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Produced by Terrain Biennial
Work by Savannah Wood, SHAN Wallace, and Akea Brionne Brown with music by Sadie Woods.
November 14, 6-9pm
This free, outdoor event will be held in our back courtyard. Please enter through the alley - Tyson Street, between Franklin and Mulberry. You can use 421 Tyson Street in GPS.
The Terrain Biennial has produced four editions in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. The 2019 biennial featured installations and all over the United States of America and beyond with over 500 participants. Terrain Exhibitions bring contemporary art where it is most needed and least expected: yards, front steps, windows, porches, and roofs in residential neighborhoods across the U.S. (and beyond). The 2021 Terrain Biennial aims to find spaces of joy and community essential for collective healing in these times of isolation, public reckonings, and mourning. Sharing much of the same sentiment as yearbook signatures and pen pal letters, we bring you K.I.T. (keep in touch).
SHAN Wallace (b. 1991) is a nomadic award-winning visual artist, photographer, and educator from East Baltimore, MD. Inspired by the nuances of day-to-day life of her surroundings in Baltimore, not as fixed narratives but a multiplicity of experiences. She uses her lens, collage and in situ installations as the basis of her work, demonstrating the cultural and political narratives of black life.
Savannah Wood is an artist and cultural organizer with deep roots in Baltimore and Los Angeles. Wood works primarily in photography, text and installation to explore spirituality, domesticity, and identity-formation, often in relation to place. She combines new and old works with found objects and archival documents to create unique, accumulative installations that privilege non-linear notions of time
Akea Brionne Brown:
Akea Brionne Brown (b. 1996, New Orleans, LA) is a photographer, writer, curator, and researcher whose personal work investigates the implications of historical racial and social structures in relation to the development of contemporary black life and identity within America. With a particular focus on the ways in which history influences the contemporary cultural milieu of the American black middle class and the history of urban and suburban planning; she explores current political and social themes, as they relate to historical forms of oppression, discrimination, segregation and black identity in the American cultural landscape.
Sadie Woods is an award winning post-disciplinary artist, independent curator, and deejay. Her work focuses primarily on social movements, liberatory practices, cultural memory, and producing collaborations within communities of difference. Sadie is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of The Petty Biennial, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Selenite Arts Advisory, Board member of Terrain Exhibitions, Board member of Equity Arts, Faculty at the School of the Art Institute, and Resident Deejay at Lumpen Radio 105.5FM (CHI), Vocalo 91.5FM (CHI) and Wave Farm 90.7FM (Acra, NY).
This program is made possible in part by supporting members like you; the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization; the generous contributions of The Maryland State Arts Counsel; and The Creative Baltimore Fund, which is a grant program funded by the Mayor’s Office and the City of Baltimore.
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