NATHANIEL DONNETT in “Silos” exhibition at American University

13 Sep




September 6 through October 23, 2016



Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Detail of TristeReina (Sorrow Queen)

Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Detail of TristeReina (Sorrow Queen), 2016. Graphite on paper, 22 x 30 in.
Courtesy of the artist.


Wesley Clark, Black Don't Crack but it Sho' Catch Hell

Wesley Clark, Black Don’t Crack but it Sho’ Catch Hell, 2016.
Wood, acrylic, metal, 85 x 116 in.
Courtesy of the artist.


Ellington Robinson, Quilombo

Ellington Robinson, Quilombo, 2015-2016.
Drawing installation, 30 x 22 in.
Courtesy of the artist.


Exhibition Description

Curated by Jeffreen M. Hayes, Ph.D

As a microcosm of our society, the art world maintains a system of marginalization based on racial and cultural difference. Artists identified as “other” function in silos, just as they do in society. This exhibition presents eight artists who examine these silos, otherness, and the cultural and social ramifications of marginalization based on one’s identity, whether self-defined or inscribed. Bearing witness, as these artists do, not only identifies the pressing issues of our time but also challenges the norm of marginalization, absence, and exclusion. Through the work of Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, Duron Jackson, Yaw Agyeman, Wesley Clark, Wilmer Wilson IV, Stacy-Lynn Waddell, Ellington Robinson and Nathaniel Donnett, Silos gives voice to the silence(d).

Related Events

September 9, 5:30 – 7:30 pm: Members’ Preview with Silos tour by curator Jeffreen Hayes, Ph.D.

September 10, 6-9 pm: Opening Reception

October 11, 6-7 pm: Artist’s Talk

Click HERE to view available artwork by NATHANIEL DONNETT

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