This exhibition, hosted by the Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center, features the work of Arris’ J. Cohen (Sir’ra), Urban Arts Space’s community artist-in-residence. The opening reception will coincide with Artist Commune: Roots & Rhythms on November 14 from 6:30–8:30 PM at The Hale Center.
In the mesmerizing realm of Mimesis, we delve into the symbiotic relationship between the boundless potential of Afrofuturism and the intricate threads of cultural connectivity. Through a fusion of vibrant artistic expressions, this exhibition transcends temporal and spatial confines, offering a portal into a realm where past, present, and future intertwine seamlessly.
Rooted in the rich tapestry of Afro-diasporic narratives, the featured artworks act as vessels of cultural remembrance and innovation, breathing life into the resounding echoes of an ancient legacy. By harnessing the power of technological ingenuity and embracing the spirit of ancestral wisdom, this exhibition presents a kaleidoscopic tapestry of visual storytelling while invoking a sense of wonder and reimagining the possibilities of existence.
The concept of mimesis, an exploration of imitation and representation, serves as a catalyst for dialogue, encouraging a profound introspection of our shared human experience and the intricate interconnectedness of global cultures. Sir’ra invites the audience to embark on a transformative journey, where the boundaries between the real and the imagined blur, and the echoes of the past reverberate with the promise of a dynamic and inclusive future.
HALE CENTER HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.