OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 6-9 pm
Featuring work by Andrea Morales, Yasmine Omari, Louis “Ziggy” Tucker, Stephanie Wexler, and a collaboration by Carla Worth & Andrew Gafford.
“Life and death are mirrors. To talk about one is to talk about the other, despite the distance in the language between them: life with its fragility, versus death and its finality.
We choose to remember because we want to feel who we loved that came and passed before us. It’s for our own benefit to do so. We keep the dead alive in our dreams and photographs. We see them where we used to live, we see them where they were last seen. We see them as we last saw them. Our circles grow closer, tighter and are sometimes preserved and strengthened by death.
Why we come to life, how we leave at death, how we are remembered: our questions shape the narrative of the ultimate. We turn the questions into rituals. Chief among them is our memory.
It’s a comfort that the world does not empty of people. We welcome the ghosts as evidence of life. This show collects works that examine that memory through photography, video and mixed media by a group of local artists.” – Andrea Morales
Co-curated by Andrea Morales in collaboration with Crosstown Arts
INDIANOLA, MS – May 29, 2015: at the public viewing for B.B. King at the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center on Friday morning.
Credit: Andrea Morales for The New York Times