THIS IS AMERICA
TIME & DATE
JUNE 28 - AUGUST 25, 2019
OPENING NIGHT 6PM - 9PM
This Is America, 5 Points Art Gallery & Studios’ 4th art show, is a consciously curated group exhibition coinciding with the United States' Independence Day with visual artworks by 18 artists from traditionally overlooked vantage points, responding to the patriotism and nationalism the holiday was constructed to imbue.
This Is America is meant to, both, corroborate and challenge the notion of Americanism, citizenship and belonging, racial representation, historical and cultural influence, religious freedom, national and global amnesty, and pride in iconography associated with the red, white and blue, stars and stripes. With a breadth of work reflecting upon current and historical concepts and lived experiences, viewers are posed to find commonality or grapple with divergent perspectives tied to their nationalistic, political, and racial identities.
Artist talk will occur at 7 p.m. (CST) opening night.
Alain Cabrera (Havana, Cuba) / Charly Palmer (Atlanta, GA) / David Najib Kasir (Milwaukee,WI) / Della Wells (Milwaukee, WI) / Erik Salgado (Chicago, IL) / Evelyn Patricia Terry (Milwaukee, WI) / Fatima Laster (Milwaukee, WI) / George Williams Jr.,(Beloit, WI) / Kierston Ghaznavi (Milwaukee, WI) / Marvin Tate (Chicago, IL) / Mutope J. Johnson (Milwaukee, WI) / Portia Cobb (Milwaukee, WI) / Rhonda Gatlin- Hayes (Milwaukee, WI) / Ruthie Joy (Milwaukee, WI) / Sonji Hunt (Milwaukee, WI) / Spencer Hutchinson(Chicago, IL) / Xavier Lightfoot (Milwaukee,WI).