The Gadsden Museum of Art will host an opening reception on August 5 for two exhibitions that open that day.
These exhibits will be on display until September 23, during the museum’s usual opening hours from Tuesday to Saturday.
The Opening Reception will be held during the Gadsden Town Center First Friday Celebration from 5-8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
“Southern Faces” by Joi West is a project to document and archive 67 stories of members of the LGBTQIA+ community in Alabama, and is based on her own experiences while searching for her identity.
West says in his artist statement, “So the beautiful complexity and intersectionality of our lives and our memories is grounded in these questions: Where are we? Who are we? What does it take for us to meet again?
“Not So Much A Whisper” by Sarah Miles is inspired by women’s ability to balance the weight of life’s challenges, and is captured using a wide range of photographic practices and the confluence of science, technology and art.
Miles includes in his artist statement: “These cyanotype prints on fabric strive to recall the enigmatic fuzziness of femininity and the fragility of nature…”.
Visit gadsdenmuseum.com for more information and upcoming artists.