OCTOBER 17 - NOVEMBER19
TELLING TRUTHS/SPEAKING SECRETS (Identity Project)
Noël Palomo-Lovinski, Confessions and the Sense of Self
Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze, Hybrids, Aliens and Ghosts
Curated by Jacqueline Nathan
In her series, titled Confessions and the Sense of Self, Palomo-Lovinski portrays “how women…communicate personal information about themselves to form a sense of community or bonding and as a way to rationalize or accept the feelings they have.” With provocatively clothed mannequins ranging from a bridal gown inspired by confessions from the web site Bridezilla.com to a dress covered by camouflage and a facemask that “examines the feelings of vulnerability and defensiveness in the act of confession,” Palomo-Lovinski’s work (http://fashionismymuse.blogspot.com/2009/12/confessions-and-sense-of-self-works-by.html) encourages reflection and discussion.
Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze is a Brooklyn based artist of Nigerian birth and British upbringing. Her drawings and works on paper have been influenced greatly by this diasporic cultural hybridity, and also by textile design, photography, print-making and architecture. Her works, collectively titled Hybrids, Aliens and Ghosts, explore her navigations of this hybridity through the eyes of an alter ego named Ada the Alien.
Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery
Friday, October 17
Artist Talk, 6-7 pm Noël Palomo-Lovinski
Opening reception 7 pm (concert at 8 pm)
Monday, November 10
6 pm Labino Black Visiting Artist/Scholar: Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze, Donnell Theatre, Wolfe Center for the Arts
7 pm Reception for the Artist, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery Lobby
8 pm Traffic Jam, BGHS Drama Club original play about
sex trafficking in Toledo, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery Lobby