Visual Arts Program

Saturday, March 7, 2009 — Friday, April 24, 2009

Nathaniel Freeman

Killing Rolando

Nathaniel Freeman - <em>Killing Rolando</em>
Nathaniel Freeman - <em>Killing Rolando</em>
Nathaniel Freeman - <em>Killing Rolando</em>

Killing Rolando is an immersive video installation that utilizes contemporary and archival footage to explore disparate constructions of masculinity across generations, as well as the decline of personal and political power that comes with age.  The project is inspired by a family history that has produced both military generals and wards of the state within the same generation. Suspended between these two sides of his past, Freeman looks at the overlap between a seemingly organized mental state and pure bedlam, and the way these two conditions are not opposites so much as the transitory manifestation of a cultural need.

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March, 2009 - 2009
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Laylah Ali
Paintings and Drawings

Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.