https://www.laisunkeane.com/passages-stephen-hamilton LaiSun Keane
460C Harrison Ave. C8A
Boston, MA 02118
LaiSun Keane is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Boston artist Stephen Hamilton on view from November 18 to December 31 with text by Dr. Kyrah Malika Daniels, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of African American Studies, Emory University . This is the artist's first solo exhibition with our gallery.
Exhibition statement by the Artist:
“Passages” is a visual exploration of life transitions and the liminal spaces between the physical and spiritual worlds. This series examines the movement between adolescence and adulthood, adulthood and elderhood, as well as life, death, and rebirth in African and African-American folklore and philosophy. Cloth is central to crucial moments of passage in West and West-Central Africa. Cloth, dye, and fiber are materials demarcating the sacredness of these moments of transition. For this reason, each work incorporates handmade textiles juxtaposed against figurative painting. This body of work heavily draws from African and African - American concepts of reincarnation, transition and ritual Referencing key symbols rooted in ancient African cosmology, sacred writing, and material culture.
November 18 - December 31, 2022