CTAC members are invited to a special reception with solo exhibiting artist Patrick Earl Hammie. The Illinois-based artist uses figuration across traditional media to examine past and present black diasporic experiences and think-through themes related to cultural identity, social equity, narrative, and the body in visual culture. Through portraits and allegories, Hammie explores the complexities of identity, emotion, and family by layering existing histories with new narratives and navigating the tensions between feeling and knowledge, power and violence, and vulnerability and tenderness.
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Content advisory: this exhibit includes graphic, large-scale depictions of surgical birth procedures, which may not be comfortable for all viewers.