De Buck Gallery is pleased to announce its collaboration with curator Kilolo Luckett on a spring group show, Conjuring Wholeness in the Wake of Rupture. Featuring Tajh Rust, Marielle Plaisir, Stephen Towns, Dominic Chambers, Sharif Bey, Osi Audu and Rashaad Newsome, Conjuring Wholeness in the Wake of Rupture explores the countless ways the physical and spiritual body creates, shifts, and endures in the world.
The artists in this show use cultural memory, the body, the Black imagination, and cosmology as radical tools of self-identification, protection, and care. The works on view center new narratives and unfamiliar histories, and reveal hidden stories that eschew Western, heteronormative authority and disruption. The artists create complex and visceral environments to confront stereotypes and rigid beliefs systems. They reject alienation and separation, and embrace the universality of Blackness through the inventive use of materials, familiar forms, mythical figures, and vibrant colors.
Kilolo Luckett is an art historian, curator, and cultural producer, with over twenty years of experience in arts administration and cultural production. She is currently acting curator for Visual Arts at the August Wilson Cultural Center in Pittsburgh, and serves as an Art Commissioner for the City of Pittsburgh’s Art Commission.
Public opening will take place on Friday May 3rd from 6-8pm.
Image: Stephen Towns, All is Vanity, 2016, 36 x 36 inches, acrylic, oil, metal leaf on canvas