EXH: Biomythography: Secret Poetry and Hidden Angers @ Claremont Graduate University

Claremont Graduate University (CGU’s) East and Peggy Phelps Galleries present the exhibition Biomythography: Secret Poetry and Hidden Angers, on view Oct. 20-31, 2014, with a public reception on Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 6-9 PM.

Biomythography, a literary term defined by poet Audre Lorde in her seminal piece Zami: A New Spelling of My Name as “combining elements of autobiography, the novel, and personal mythology,” has been know to shape theories of intersectionality and highlight the idea of internal, external, and multiple selves.

The exhibition Biomythography: Secret Poetry and Hidden Angers is the first in a series of exhibitions that seek to investigate biomythography as an interdisciplinary visual arts practice.

The exhibition, curated by Chris Christion and Jessica Wimbley, features video, performance, installation, sculpture, photography, and 2d mixed media works.

Artists Include: THE ADZE, Zeina Baltagi, Crystal Z. Campbell, Chris Christion, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Abdul Mazid, Dan Taulapapa McMullin, Thinh Nguyen, Juliana Paciulli, Glynnis Reed, Rachelle Rojany, Yoshi Sakai, Monica Sandoval, and Jessica Wimbley.

Programming during the exhibition includes:

• THE ADZE, Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7 PM.

• Kingsley Tufts Poetry Reading & Art Exhibit, with featured readings by 2014 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award winner Afaa Michael Weaver, Pomona College Professor and Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets Claudia Rankine, and poets Elizabeth Cantwell and Jason Morphew. Friday, Oct. 24, from 6-9 PM.

CGU’s East and Peggy Phelps Galleries are at 251 E 10th Street in Claremont, CA 91711

http://www.biomythart.com

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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