“a Different Kind of Tender”
"Sometimes it’s truly ok to take a break
A nice pause.
Most times it is needed, I took/seized a break. I grabbed onto it like a handbag.
What does it look like to be invisible yet fetishized or even mined? How can imposter syndrome give a lecture? And how real can I be if I know you are looking past/through me?
is what this exhibition of an idea and my practice currently is attempting to discuss. How clear can you hear me? How visible can I be?
“Can you hear me?”
“Can you see me?”
“Am I real yet?”
“How much more “realness” do you need?”….
“a Different Kind of Tender” is an exhibition of an idea circling the intro of Hortense Spillers’ Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe while adding in the thoughts of Sylvia Wynters’ Unsettling the Coloniality of Being.
Katherine Simóne Reynolds’ practice is working in emotional dialects and psychogeographies of Blackness the “non”, and the importance of “anti-excellence”. Her work tries to physicalize emotions and experiences by constructing pieces that include portrait photography, video works, and choreography. In the process of making subtle changes to her practice she has learned that creating an environment built on intention brings the most disarming feelings to her work. Utilizing the Black body and her own personal narrative as a place of departure has made her question her own navigation of ownership, inclusion, and authenticity within a contemporary gaze. She draws inspiration from Black glamour, the Black athlete, and the Church. Her practice generally deals in Blackness from her own perspective.
Learn more about the artist at http://theunsuspended.com/
Exhibition Date: 2/24 - 4/4, 2020
Reception: Thursday, 3/26/20 6:00 - 8:00pm
Location: Contemporary Gallery, located in IR building at St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valley
Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Thursday, March 26 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Florissant Valley, IR Building, Room 111
3400 Pershall Rd. St. Louis, MO 63135-1408