EXHIBIT: “Uneven Ground: The Foundations of Housing Inequality in Durham”
I have partnered with the Bull City 150 project and created some new work for their exhibit “Uneven Ground: The Foundations of Housing Inequality in Durham,” opening Friday, September 15th, 2017. The event will be held at the MDC Building (307 W. Main Street, Durham, NC 27701) from 6 pm – 9 pm.
The exhibit will be open for three consecutive Third Fridays so if you are unable to attend on September 15th, there are other opportunities to see the exhibit on October 20th and November 17th. It has been a true honor to be a part of this project and I hope to have the opportunity to share the work with you! Here is Bull City 150’s description of the exhibit:
Gentrification, the racial wealth gap, and housing discrimination are pressing issues in Durham today- issues with deep historical roots. “Uneven Ground: The Foundations of Housing Inequality in Durham, NC,” is a public history exhibition and engagement initiative of the Bull City 150 project.
The exhibit explores how the current landscape of housing inequality in Durham has been shaped by a long history of racial discrimination by individuals, private industry, and government policy. Topics include the history of ownership patterns, the tools of housing segregation, the consequences of racially discriminatory land use policies such as urban renewal, and more.
In addition to the photographs, maps and oral histories featured in the exhibit, there will be a story booth set up where people can share their own stories of housing and home in Durham. Members of the Bull City 150 team will discuss the project and the relevance of this history to today, and original artwork from local artist, Moriah LeFebvre, will be on display.
“Bull City 150: Reckoning with Durham’s Past to Build a More Equitable Future,” is a joint project of Duke University’s Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and the Sanford School of Public Policy.
EXHIBIT: “Hometown (Inherited)”
I was selected to exhibit “Hometown (Inherited)” at the Triangle Community Artists Gallery (in partnership with the Durham Art Guild) through January 2018. For those who have seen previous showings of this work, the full collection is on view at the Triangle Community Foundation–including new pieces never before exhibited!
Opening Reception and Meet the Artist: Wednesday, September 20th from 4:00-6:40 pm. This event is drop-in and open to the public and the gallery is located inside their office at 800 Park Offices Drive, Suite 201, Research Triangle Park.
If you are unable to make it to the opening, please feel free to schedule another time to go view the work! The gallery is open during business hours (M-F, 8:30 am-5:00 pm). They ask you to contact their Office Assistant Molly Moore at (919)328-4002 so they can have someone available to welcome you.