Everything is Worldbuilding:
Recreating Ancient Africa for Today
Artist: Stephen Hamilton
Exhibit on View: January 25-February 19
M-F 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. (EST)
Inspired by the aesthetics, philosophies, and symbol systems of West Africa and the African Diaspora, artist and educator Stephen Hamilton depicts underrepresented narratives through his public art. Hamilton has learned and taught Yoruba Aso Ofi hand weaving and Adire indigo dying, which he combines with western style portrait painting in large scale multimedia installations. This exhibition is a window into the complex process work needed for creating these installations. This body of mixed media drawings offers a window into Ancient West African worlds through the faces of Boston's Black Community.
Access to the exhibit is limited to current students, staff, and faculty approved to be on campus. Instructions to view the exhibit safetly will be posted in the gallery. A video introduction by the artist will be available here at www.babsonarts.org during the dates of the exhibit.
Artist website: http://www.itanproject.com