(Dis)Mantle, an exhibition of works by Cleveland-based artist Amber N. Ford

Nov. 7 - Dec. 6 Uumbaji Art Gallery Kent State University Department of Pan-African Studies

“A mantle is designed to cover, enfold, or envelop.

Stereotypes, caricatures, and misinformation are mantles that have historically obscured and dehumanized the Black body. Through expanded photography Amber N. Ford deconstructs these binds by reassessing definitions of Black as a color, a construct, and a lived reality.”

The Uumbaji Art Gallery in Oscar Ritchie Hall at Kent State University is proud to present (Dis)Mantle, an exhibition of works by Cleveland-based artist Amber N. Ford.

The theme of the show focuses on how Amber's works aim to dismantle stereotypes associated with the black body. It will feature photographic portraits, cyanotypes, and prints on silk, each medium being utilized to further narrate the multi-layered nature of Black skin.

November 7-December 6, 2019

Gallery Visiting Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Opening Reception: November 7, 5-7 p.m. (Uumbaji Gallery)
Gallery tours: November 14 at 3 p.m.; November 18 at 1 p.m.
Artist/Curator Dialogue: November 20, 7 p.m.
(KSU Center for Visual Arts, Room 165)
(no advanced registration required)

Curated by Dr. Joseph Underwood with assistance from curatorial assistant Jonathan Gonzalez

For more information contact, JUnder18@kent.edu


POSTED: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 5:07pm
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