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Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago is proud to present Holla If Y ou Hear Me\; The Vibrational Theory\, the first gallery exhibition of Houst on-based artist Nathaniel Donnett. Exploring how music and technology has h istorically been used as a tool of empowerment\, Donnett's installation beg s the question of what is the relationship between the accumulation and dis tribution of power and the creation of individual and group identity. Drawi ng from his own obsevations as well as the recorded experiences of historic al figures like Emmett Till\, Donnett's work underlines how silence corresp onds to oppression and how the platitude of 'having a voice' may be the onl y real political action.

Nathaniel Donnett lives and w orks in Houston\, Texas. He attended Texas Southern University in Houston. Recent exhibitions include Paper or Plastic?\, Jenkins Johnson Galle ry\, New York\; College of Mainland\, Mainland Gallery\, Texas\; Messin' with Texas at the Hyde park Art Center\, Chicago and Black P lastic and tha Paper Bag Kids in tha Soulecistic Playground\, Deborah C olton Gallery\, Houston. Donnett received the Artadia Grant in 2010.

DTEND:20111112 DTSTAMP:20141127T193524 DTSTART:20110909 GEO:41.8830194;-87.648947 LOCATION:Kavi Gupta Gallery\,835 West Washington \nChicago\, IL 60607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Nathaniel Donnett : Holla if You Hear Me\; The Vibrational Theory\, Nathaniel Donnett UID:188177 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR