JBarberStudio presents 400: A Collective Flight of Memory
A Collective Visual Statement
In 1619, “20 and odd negroes” arrived off the coast of Virginia. You can go to the beach where the ships arrived and stand in the same sand, under the same sky and look at the same ocean that those enslaved Africans witnessed. There is a timelessness to that moment. There is a connection to a cultural memory that is passed down. Now is 2019, I want to discuss the black American experience, but it is not my story to tell alone. 400: A Collective Flight of Memory is an art exhibition made in conversation and collaboration with black artists of the diaspora. The exhibition includes art from Melissa Alexander, Larry Poncho Brown, Tiffany Charesse, Kevin Cole, Najee Dorsey, Maurice Evans, LaToya Hobbs, Grace Kisa, Natrice Miller, Tracy Murrell, Charly Palmer, Derrick Phillips, Deborah Sheddrick, Fabian Williams, Jasmine Williams and others .