Nathaniel Donnett : Holla if You Hear Me; The Vibrational Theory
Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago is proud to present Holla If You Hear Me; The Vibrational Theory, the first gallery exhibition of Houston-based artist Nathaniel Donnett. Exploring how music and technology has historically been used as a tool of empowerment, Donnett's installation begs the question of what is the relationship between the accumulation and distribution of power and the creation of individual and group identity. Drawing from his own obsevations as well as the recorded experiences of historical figures like Emmett Till, Donnett's work underlines how silence corresponds to oppression and how the platitude of 'having a voice' may be the only real political action.
Nathaniel Donnett lives and works in Houston, Texas. He attended Texas Southern University in Houston. Recent exhibitions include Paper or Plastic?, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York; College of Mainland, Mainland Gallery, Texas; Messin' with Texas at the Hyde park Art Center, Chicago and Black Plastic and tha Paper Bag Kids in tha Soulecistic Playground, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston. Donnett received the Artadia Grant in 2010.