Virtual Reception: Friday, June 11 | 7pm
In- Person Durational Performance: 12 – 1 pm, June 24 – July 18, 2021
In-Person Reception and Performance: Dusk (9pm), July 9, 2021
Target Gallery’s 2021 solo exhibition recipient is artist Ọmọlará Williams McCallister (pronouns: O/love/beloved) who will be presenting a multisensory installation, “We, Too, Sing America”, which will include visual, sound, and interactive elements including durational performance. The installation is a continuation of the artist’s ongoing fiber-based series Domestic Work, which confronts the extraction of emotional labor, caretaking and other domestic work from Black women that is expected, depended upon, normalized and then erased in public and private spaces.
“We, Too, Sing America will be a memorial to the small everyday acts that we have undertaken to support ourselves and each other as we have collectively moved towards building a better future and weathered the storms of COVID, of white supremacist anti-Black terror, of all of the intersecting forms of oppression that we face/d over these past many months. In this work I will use accumulation and repetition of ritual acts, art objects, images, and sound to explore the relationship of the individual act, individual person, individual moment to the collective, and to collective world building.”
— Ọmọlará Williams McCallister
The jury panel for this exhibition was: Antonius-Tin Bui, Michele Carlson, and Deirdre Darden.
Featured image courtesy of the artist.