Waller Gallery

Fashioned Forms in Turbulence

July 10, 2020 - August 21, 2020

Fashioned Forms In Turbulence the exhibition is a dialogue of our current and systemic circumstances through the lens of fashion. Starting July 10th, in our physical space, there will be a presentation of photography and sculptural art works that capture the experience of the black body pre-Covid-19 but during the epidemic of systemic racism and oppression. This exhibition explores the role of sculpture and photography at a time in which uplifting black experiences and struggles is a first step in action and liberation.

Each artist works with fashioned forms in multiple ways through their art practice. Darius Johnson celebrates and documents the queer experience while also channeling a strong sense of self. Jacob Marley captures the cinematic quality of the femme form that conjures afro-futurism without pulling the viewer into scientific landscape. Sarah Stefana Smith uses the abstract form to conjure the black body with grace and nuance. Her work as a scholar and visual artist intertwine with subjects such as Critical Race Theory, Affect Studies, Aesthetics, Visual Culture, the African Diaspora.