April 12 – May 4: Re:purpose Exhibition at FiveMyles

Re:purpose

April 12 – May 4, 2014
Opening: Saturday, April 12, 6-9pm
Artist performances: Sunday April 13, 11am-6:30pm
Artist talk: Wednesday, April 16, 7-8:30pm
Dancing While Black + Re: purpose: Saturday, May 3, 5-7pm

mocaca at 5myles

Curated by MoCADA Curatorial Fellows Amanda Reid and Ali Rosa-Salas
Artists: Pamela Council, Sara Jimenez, Sondra Perry and Patrice Renee Washington

Re:purpose features the work of Pamela Council, Sara Jimenez, Sondra Perry and Patrice Renee Washington, four New York-based women artists who transform common domestic and cosmetic objects in order to expand the possibilities of self-representation. These artists redefine an object’s form and function to reveal its hidden histories and how our identities inform our perception.

Through work that is referential, critical and humorous, the artists negotiate their identities in relation to consumerism, popular culture, and the daily experience of inhabiting a gendered and racialized body. By choosing materials of personal significance, they claim a variety of cultural legacies and champion the legitimacy of subjective interpretation. Their work troubles aesthetic hierarchies and generates a critical dialogue around the lived realities of women of color in the contemporary art world.

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