North Little Rock Events

Thea's Art Department Presents Joshua Asante
November 2, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The next installment of the Art Department, a quarterly exhibition series hosted by Thea Foundation, will feature the photography of Joshua Asante in an exhibition titled “My Selves In Constant Dissonance/My Selves
In Perfected Harmony.” The exhibition will be up November 2 through 30 in the Thea Foundation gallery, and a reception will be held Friday, November 2, 2018, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Thea Foundation.
November 2, $15 at the door covers heavy hors d’oeuvres by Heritage Catering, an open beer and wine bar, and the chance to win a work of art by Asante.
Of his exhibition, Asante says, “The African in America soon found there to be a twoness in which she/he was to exist. To be both bondsperson and boundless, to be property yet priceless, to yearn for love and home and to
possess neither, save for the confines of her/his master’s debased will. From that duplicity, a vast splintering of human identity was spawned and finds its way into the now. In these photographic and mixed media works, I
explore the complex navigational skills required to move about the social tapestry of present day life on this side of the Atlantic. We are all layering and shapeshifting in a constant flux of longing; for a safe space to
simply exist without fear of deprivation, or violence against our minds and bodies. We shape selves atop selves within other selves, birthing even more in pursuit of the full right of citizenship and the liberties/protections
thereof. It is exhausting. It is maddening. It is as necessary as the hope that somehow weaves into our cultural DNA also.”
Asante’s exhibition will be on display at Thea Foundation November 2-30, 2018. Thea Foundation is located at 401 Main Street in North Little Rock. Gallery hours are M - F, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 - 5 p.m.
For more information, visit theasartdepartment.com, call 501-379-9512 or email stacey@theafoundation.org.

Thea Foundation
401 Main St., North Little Rock
(501) 379-9512
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