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Exhibition: Enslavers & Survivors, Facing My Family’s Past

Date & Time

Tue, Oct 22 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wed, Oct 23 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thu, Oct 24 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Fri, Oct 25 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fri, Oct 25 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Address (map)

552 University Rd, Isla Vista, CA 93117

Venue

Glass Box Gallery

Drawing on an archive of forgotten family photographs, Marshall Sharpe traces his family’s privilege to its source—vast Alabama cotton plantations and over 120 slaves.

Sharpe uses his painting practice to pose impossible questions.  Can we atone for the sins of our ancestors?  And is it possible to repay a debt that was never acknowledged?  By facing his family’s past, Sharpe’s work interrogates the construction of race, slavery as the foundation of American capitalism, and the ongoing need for reparations.

The exhibition will be on view from Tuesday, October 22nd to Friday, October 25th from 9-5pm.

A closing reception with light refreshments and a short artist talk will be held on Friday, October 25th from 4-6pm at the UCSB Glassbox Gallery.

The exhibition is free and open to the public.  The Glassbox Gallery is located in the center of the UCSB Art Department, Building 534 (Space 1328), near Storke Tower. Paid parking is available in Lot 22.

For questions, comments, or directions, please email: sharpe@ucsb.edu

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