January 14 – April 2, 2011
Artists Dialogue & Closing Reception: Saturday, April 2, 7-11pm
Live Performance by Hector Canonge & Refreshments!
Art for Change is pleased to present (dis)located, a group art exhibition featuring artworks by Hector Canonge, Helen Dennis, Jocelyn M. Goode, Hayat Gul, Marissa A. Gutiérrez-Vicario, Harry Jean-Pierre, Miatta Kawinzi, Caitlin Masley, Cecilia Moreno-Yaghoubi, Jasmine Murrell, Ibou Ndoye, Sarah Nelson Wright, Heather M. O’Brien, Sa’dia Rehman, and Christina Stahr, with LGBT homeless youth art projects presented by The Create Collective. The exhibition focuses on the concept of displacement as it functions locally to exclude various groups of people. Being physically apart or away, being disrespected through criticism, being dislocated emotionally by existing social structures, or being removed from zones of familiar location all reflect situations of dislocation. (dis)located explores psychological and emotional trauma created by the constraints of exclusion as a product of homelessness, sexual orientation, immigration, economic status, political affiliation, religion, gentrification, and ethnic or racial identity. Residents forced out of their neighborhoods due to gentrification and rising rents, LGBT cut off from their own culture, disparate generations segregated from each other by violence and drug epidemics, Muslims isolated by rising anti-Islamic sentiment, and political refugees negotiating new homes all highlight common threads of moving and exile. Highlighting the similarities between the experiences of "exiles" in order to foster connections between seemingly disparate people, the ultimate aim of this exhibition is to open a dialogue to collectively empower newly built coalitions and lead to further activism.