Feb 6, 2018
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Mar 2, 2018

La Galleria: Hair Paintings and Other Stories

By Jarrett Key
Co-presented by The Bellwether & Codify Art

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Opening Reception and Performance on February 6th | 7PM – 9PM

Key grew up in rural Alabama to their grandmother singing, “your hair is your strength.”

Hair Paintings and Other Stories re-imagines the collective bodily memories and rituals of the Black community by engaging its narratives of strength, courage, and resilience in an examination of past, present, and future. Co-presented by The Bellwether (Drew Broussard, Jordan Kisner, Dani Lencioni) and Codify Art (Sharina Gordon, Jarrett Key, Jonathan Key, Kat JK Lee, Leandro Zaneti)


The show is produced under the following program(s):

La MaMa Galleria

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Founded in 1984, La Galleria is a nonprofit gallery committed to nurturing experimentation in the visual arts. La Galleria encourages an active dialogue between new media, performance, the plastic and visual arts, curatorial projects, and educational initiatives. It serves the East Village community by offering diverse programming to an inter-generational audience, and expanding the parameters of a traditional gallery space. As a non-profit, La Galleria is able to provide artists and curators with unique exhibition opportunities that are largely out of reach in a commercial gallery setting.

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