Ancestral Articulations, a group art show hosted by the Brooklyn Campus Council of the Arts and curated by its director Ramona Candy, is open now through March 10 in the Alumni Room Gallery in Tuohy Hall.
The exhibition – running through the entirety of Black History Month – features art that “articulates various nuances of promise, perseverance, joy and the survival of generations of Black people.”
Works from nine artists in photography, painting, mixed media and more will be on display on Thursdays from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m.
On Wednesday, Feb. 8, Candy hosted five of the show’s artists for a conversation with members of the SJNY community and the general public.
‘This is a statement about my racial identity.’
Natalie Alleyne, one of the artists that spoke at the event, said, “I create my work as a way to link my perception of people and the world through the lens of creativity, always in continual thought that flows from people and nature and the connection between the two.”
Alleyne has three pieces of mixed media on display at the exhibit. The inspiration for two of them, Perceptions 1 and Perceptions 2, were the experiences of her enslaved African ancestors working on the plantation.
Jimmy James Greene also has three works on display. He says of his work: “I am a Black artist. This is a statement about my racial identity and my artistic alignment. The African American experience has been my artwork’s focus since adolescence.”