Turtle Island

Hamilton & Arronson Galleries

Andrea Carlson, The Tempest

Reception: Friday May 26, 4-7 p.m.

Curated by Tlisza Jaurique | Marcus Zilliox | Charles Browning

Turtle Island brings artists together who's work looks beyond the given parameters of indoctrination and draws upon rich, complex histories and aesthetic systems, many of which are familial and inherited. These systems have resisted and persisted despite attempts by colonial powers to erase meaning. And though names have been changed their memory endures. Names hold power--power to create and control meaning. Meaning creates or destroys value. Value in turn reaffirms meaning. We remember the names before they were changed. Renaming, reinterpreting, reconstructing, recontextualizing and always remembering.

Works by

Julie Buffalohead
Andrea Carlson
Zarco Guerrero
Ester Hernandez
Tlisza Jaurique
Randy Kemp
Umar Rashid
Emma White Thunder
Marcus Zilliox

Hamilton Hall
320 South Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States

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