I Breathe With You Part II March 22 - May 6, 2016 Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 22, 5-7pm
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I Breathe With You: Part II

- features artwork from the U.S. and over a dozen other countries

Due to graduation, the gallery will be closed Friday, May 6th.


This two-part exhibition features artwork from the U.S. and over a dozen other countries. Through paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, digital projections and videos, artists have expressed passionate concerns for equity and justice. 

Earlier in the year, Augusta Savage Gallery issued a Call for Submissions resulting in a wide range of responses. Artists were urged to consider for themselves the following utterance that has now become one of the most recognizable of recent protests: “I can’t breathe.” This cry, made eleven times by Eric Garner, an African American man, while lying face down on the sidewalk after being placed in a police chokehold is the inspiration for works featured in this show, one that reflects a wide range of visual thinking about social change. 

In order to prompt artists to explore the subject we asked these questions:
What form of bias or discrimination has become deplorable to you? What does it look like? Feel like? Who or how are individuals or communities affected? What would best solve this condition?  What steps should we take to eliminate it?  What one act might you perform to improve this condition?  What would full health feel or look like for the one suffering? Other thoughts?

I Breathe With You showcases a plethora of mediums, styles and processes with artists addressing concerns that range from racism and sexism to animal rights and environmental pollution. Augusta Savage Gallery invites the community to support these artists and each other in envisioning a better world.


Participating Artists:
Samane Abaee
Shahid Al-Bilali
Stephanie Angelo
Aileen Bassis
Zero Bey
Edna Cantoral
Mariagrazia Capozzi
Sally Clegg
Olwen Dowling
Masuomeh Etebarzadeh
Emily Greenberg
Stephan Groß
Suzanne Hesh
Tiffany Ike & Godson Inikori
Peter Kalisch
Kaisu Koski
Kabu MBII
Donnie Moreland
Atena Motamedi
Margaret Noble
Sigrid Orlet
Carolina Padilla
Tanya Pierre
Marianetta Porter
Nikhi Puri
Zahra Khadem Shariat
Rochelle Shicoff
Malcom Sweet
Rhonda Thomas-Urdang
Daniel Wechsler
Janet Winston


Click here to download the online catalogue(16.6MB .pdf).

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Gallery Hours:

Monday & Tuesday, 1pm to 7pm

Wednesday-Friday, 1pm to 5pm



We are closed for academic breaks (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break, Summer) and state holidays

Additional viewing may be arranged on request by contacting the Gallery.

 

Contact Information:

103 New Africa House
University of Massachusetts
180 Infirmary Way
Amherst, MA 01003 
(413) 545-5177


 

Gallery Director, Dr. Terry Jenoure

Gallery Manager, Alexia Cota
 

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Amherst, MA 01003