Film Screening and Artist Book by Lawrence Graham-Brown
Newark, New Jersey—Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art is pleased to present Rites of Passage/Sacred Spaces, a film screening, on October 5, 8 – , by multidisciplinary artist, Lawrence Graham-Brown. The event is being presented in conjunction with the Newark Art Council’s Open Doors celebration.
Rites of Passage/Sacred Spaces is a performance based film on Afro, Caribbean, and Gay Folklore. On the evening, Graham-Brown will also present the release of an accompanying artist book which features essays by Dr. David Boxer, National Gallery of Jamaica; Dr. Rev. Donna Schaper, Judson Memorial Church, NYU; Prof. Keith Morrison, Temple University; and Edwin Ramoran, Bronx River Art Center. The artist book, a limited edition print with only 33 copies available for purchase, includes original archival prints, memorabilia, a DVD, paintings, collages, signed and numbered.
This performance/variable media art work was made possible in part by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, The Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, and Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art.