Exhibition Title: Narrative as Reality: A World Reimagined (Selections from the Jessica & Kelvin Beachum Family Collection)
Curator: Dr. Valerie Bennett Gillespie
Exhibition Summary: A glimpse into the Jessica and Kelvin Beachum family collection beholds an artistic world of hope, Black joy, reality, and aspiration. Each composition within the collection offers a unique story. These non-linear narratives on the Black experience, with their own distinct actualities exhibit a reality not often portrayed, yet a collective lived experience that strives to represent a livelihood untouched. Narrative as Reality: A World Reimagined contains the work of artists, Dominic Chambers, Ryan Cosbert, Robert Hodge, Nelson Makamo, Delita Martin, Sungi Mlengeya, Mario Moore, Robert Pruitt, Athi-Patra Ruga, and Ferrari Sheppard. Artist as storyteller and aesthetic elegance collide in this breathtaking collection of work that bestows a world where narratives hold power and imagery conveys truth. Exhibition curated by Dr. Valerie Bennett Gillespie.