We are pleased to announce that Rashaad Newsome’s #1stPlace (2016) and Look Back At It (2016) will be featured in the upcoming exhibition, Radical Love, at the The Ford Foundation Gallery. The gallery is a new exhibition space located within the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice and is a gathering space for ideas and conversations led by artists – to shift narratives, engage diverse communities, and inspire social change.
Radical Love will be on view from June 11 – August 17 and is part of a trilogy of exhibitions curated by Jaishri Abhichandani and Natasha Becker. Radical Love offers love as a solution to the perilous issues we presented in the first exhibition. They are presenting love as devotion, adoration, adornment, beauty – veneration for the marginalized and those who are less celebrated/made invisible in our world.
“Love for community and self love which leads to revolution and protest.
Love for the natural world and our inextricable link and responsibility to care for mother earth.
Love of mother and child.
The black male body viewed with tenderness and love.
The awesome power of a disabled body gliding in the water.
The works all share an opulence, over-the-top abundance of materials and techniques.
The show is meant to have a visual lushness, one that envelops the viewer in a sense of love, protection, power, and unity.”
Other artists being featured in Radical Love are Sue Austin (England), La Vaughn Belle (US Virgin Islands/Tobago) & Jeannette Ehlers (Denmark), Maria Berrio (United States/Colombia), Raúl De Nieves (United States/Mexico), Omar Victor Diop (Senegal), Vanessa German (United States), Jah Grey (Canada), Baseera Khan (United States), Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt (United States), Bradley McCallum (United States) & Jacqueline Tarry (United States), Rashaad Newsome (United States), Ebony Patterson (Jamaica), Jody Paulsen (South Africa), Thania Petersen (South Africa), Lina Puerta (United States/Colombia), Faith Ringgold (United States), Athi-Patra Ruga (South Africa), Nep Sidhu (Canada), Rose B. Simpson (United States), Imani Uzuri (United States), and Lina Iris Viktor (England).