As the exhibition's website states, "Homemade draws on concepts from Black feminist thought and women artists who critically engage ideas and practices of home and world making, poetics of relation, collective genius, and Black interiority." It features works created through SOLHOT, in dialogue with the work of Jen Everett, and artists in KAM's collection such as Carrie Mae Weems, Doris Derby, and Margo Humphrey.
Dr. Blair Ebony Smith, pictured left, received her doctorate from Syracuse University in 2019. Her dissertation, "Cruising, Crossings & Care: Sounds of Collective Black Girlhood" is an autoethnography of her involvement with SOLHOT. As she describes in her abstract, "Cruising, Crossings and care, as sounds of collective Black girlhood created in SOLHOT, resound us towards 1) being with Black girls and women across difference in deep love, trust and care 2) remembering Black feminist/women and artists love and care for each other as critical to how we celebrate and organize Black girlhood, together."
Dr. Smith has been at the Krannert Art Museum since 2019 as the DRIVE Postdoctoral fellow. She sees this opportunity as a way to “[extend] my dissertation research focused on Black girlhood, Black feminism, sound art, and music-making that connects public engagement with museum and art education in new and innovative ways.” She also is an artist who performs as lovenloops. Check out her instagram here.
In this guide, there are resources and related information to the exhibition's artists, themes and topics that will hopefully provide y'all with some support in exploring further questions and emotions that arise from experiencing the exhibition and on-going events of Homemade with Love: More Living Room.
Specifically, you can find the following after each tab:
This guide was created by Tacia J. Díaz Fonseca, Graduate Assistant at Ricker Library, August, 2020 alongside Emilee Mathews, Head of Ricker Library.
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