Current Exhibitions at Gallery221

A chainlink fence with a sign that reads "boundary of the United States of America" seen through another chainlink fence

Mother of Exiles: Samir Bernardez, Bahareh Khoshooee, Laura Kim Meckling, and Sam(ira) Obeid

January 13 – February 27, 2020
Gallery3 | 3rd floor DLRC
Reception Thursday, February 27, 5 – 8 p.m.
Panel discussion to begin at 6 p.m.

Named after an excerpt from “The New Colossus”—the sonnet by Emma Lazarus enshrined inside of the base of the Statue of Liberty—Mother of Exiles at Gallery3 is a group exhibition of works that document, represent and recontextualize the difficulties and obstructions immigrants face in the current political moment. Through photography, poetry, video and installation, artists Samir Bernardez, Bahareh Khoshooee, Laura Kim Meckling, and Sam(ira) Obeid examine their own experiences navigating the United States immigration system while raising timely questions about citizenship, borders and popular perception.

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Relations: Discord, Melodrama, and the Intimate in the work of Kalup Linzy

January 21 – March 5, 2020
Gallery221 | 2nd floor DLRC
Reception: Thursday, January 23, 5 – 8 p.m.
Artist performance to begin at 6 p.m.

Kalup Linzy (b. 1977, Clermont, FL) is an internationally recognized video and performance artist whose work examines gender, sexuality, identity politics and popular culture through the tropes of daytime soap operas and reality television. Relations: Discord, Melodrama, and the Intimate in the work of Kalup Linzy surveys nearly 20 years of the artist’s episodic video works alongside related works on paper, chronicling the ties, conflicts, and drama of the extended Queen Rose family. During the opening reception, Linzy will perform in the gallery as both Kaye and Taiwan, two assumed personas from his extensive compilation of identities.

Linzy received his MFA from the University of South Florida in 2003. His work can be found in the public collections at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Whitney Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Linzy is currently a fellow at the Tulsa Artist Fellowship and represented by David Castillo Gallery in Miami, FL.

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Dale Mabry
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