Watermelon-sized blue pills hang from the ceiling, like upside down bouquets of balloons or tennis shoes hanging from electrical lines, melancholy yet somehow saccharine. Each pill, on closer inspection, had the number 701 etched across, a reference to the HIV prevention drug PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), and as artist Apolo Gomez broaches, the disproportionate rates of HIV infection among communities of color.
Gurule and the curatorial team focused the exhibition on race and place, yet put attention on the intersectional reality of who we are and how we experience the world.
She says that as an idea and term, “intersectionality” helps us to account for the ways that race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class, ability, nationality, religion, citizenship status – all have a part in the ways we are able to thrive in our humanity.
“Intersectionality is a tool for understanding the many factors that make up who we are and how we experience discrimination and/or privilege,” she says in the exhibit introduction. “It is a useful idea for unpacking the complexity of the artworks in this exhibition.”
The gallery section currently features “Queering the Lens: Looking at the World” a photography and mixed-media installation curated by Crider and Jessamyn Lovell that runs through Aug. 28.
Although the show featuring Ashley Autumn, Logan Bellew, Michael Apolo Gomez, JC Gonzo, Sam Atakra Haozous, Nick Simko, Aaron McIntosh and Kristyn Russell was conceived many months ago and opened on June 17, the recent mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando that left 50 dead and many more wounded adds an unforeseen poignancy to the exhibition......
Dab Art is pleased to present Good Bokeh, an international juried photography exhibition. This exhibit embodies worldly views in both the physical and metaphysical sense captured through the lenses of 45 photographers from around the world. On display are works that evoke contemplations of conviction, humor, stimulation, humility and exhilaration. Moments in time preserved perfectly through technical application and unrivaled artistic determination.