Laylah Ali's John Brown Song!

Thursday, June 20, 2013, 6:30–8 pm    add to my calendar

<p>Left: Laylah Ali photo by M. Nixon. Right: Kelly Kivland photo by Randall Edwards.</p>

Left: Laylah Ali photo by M. Nixon. Right: Kelly Kivland photo by Randall Edwards.

 
 
 

As evinced in her darkly suggestive gouache-on-paper paintings, Laylah Ali’s work often engages with questions of oppression, heroism, and emancipation. With undeniable wit, Ali crafts visceral narratives that evoke culturally and historically referential moments. For her Dia commission, Ali gives focus to the radical abolitionist John Brown by composing a portrait of associations to consider the contemporary impact of this complex and elusive historical figure.

 
 

Event Information

Opening reception for Laylah Ali's John Brown Song!, commissioned by Dia for the Artists' Web Projects series.

Thursday, June 20, 2013, 6:30 pm
Dia:Chelsea, 535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor

Admission is free.

At the launch event, a conversation with Laylah Ali and Dia assistant curator Kelly Kivland will begin at 7 pm.

 

Laylah Ali

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