Pre-order the exhibition catalogue from our website for our current show of work by Aisha Tandiwe Bell. The catalogue includes essays by Greg Tate and Diana McClure. The exhibition is on view until the end of December. We’re open today from 11am until 5pm and next week Tuesday and Wednesday. Happy Holidays!
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Who’s watching the watchers?
Engaging the art of Aisha Tandiwe Bell readily beckons this question given its privileging of the Black gaze—a doubled and troubled consciousness that constantly casts it’s attentions and intentions inwardly and outwardly with equal degrees of concentration.
At times looking upon the superbly wrought introspective visages of Bell invokes a poignant Curtis Mayfield refrain—one which intersects with our position as mediating spectators:
Why don't you check out your mind
Been with you all the time?
People thinking they been took
Just finding out they overlooked