Getting free ain’t easy. With increased surveillance and widespread domestic militarization, in the real and online, freedom comes in the little moments - on accident and often with trouble. Whether it be a shared glance, a skipped line of code, a long walk, a distorted image, these loopholes of retreat - a term coined by Harriet Jacobs - are the tools we have to imagine our freedom here and across time. These artists are fugitives, creating refuge and release with their. Each carves out the complex layers of Blackness in otherworldly, virtual, and existential conditions - the types of deep and wide imaginations that can escape the confines of any system meant to destroy or demolish black people.
This pop-up gallery will feature 3rd Eye Chakra, Owé Engobar, and Ireashia Monet.