The Bull Meets the Bayou Exhibition Exchange features work by Level Artist Collective of New Orleans alongside local artists of Durham. The exhibition facilitates an exchange between the grassroots creative communities of the two cities, broadening their reach outside of their home bases and collectively strengthening their reputations as artists and visionaries. Collaborative installations, videos, sculptures, paintings, drawings, and a library of artist books, zines, and journals are on view May 3 – June 2 during regular gallery hours and for four special events.
Established in New Orleans in 2015, Level Artist Collective was founded by Ana Hernandez, Horton Humble, Rontherin Ratliff, John Isiah Walton and Carl Joe Williams. It is the result of an organic formation of painters, sculptors and writers whose different degrees of relations extend a multitude of connections. Through cohesion and the merging of creative resources, the objective of Level Artist Collective is to cultivate a platform that promotes, supports and sustains their collective voice and vision. The intention of their exhibitions are to not only function as a display of the artists’ but to present a collective of friends who predominantly grew up in the city of New Orleans to the ever expanding wold of contemporary art.
ANA BERTA HERNANDEZ
CARL JOE WILLIAMS
COOL BOY 36
JOHN ISIAH WALTON
Friday, May 18, 6-9pm: Third Friday reception
Sunday, May 20, 5-10pm: Talk w/ DURM + NOLA artists (5-7pm); jeghetto’s puppets, Tescon Pol, & Durham Cinematheque (7-10pm)
Tuesday, May 29, 7-9pm: Panel discussion on artists supporting artists
Saturday, June 2, 7-10pm: Closing reception with affordable art sale, fashion show, & supreme dance party featuring Young, Gifted, & Broke
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Illustration by Jaclyn Bowie and title design by Winnie Okwakol
May 03 - June 02, 2018