March 1 - April 4, 2020
“Cedric Ingram began his journey in art in Dallas, Texas but now calls Houston his home. Ingram’s work focuses on urban contemporary themes and companied by the uses of oil pastels. His work has been exhibited in California to Illinois and of course, in Texas. His highest noted accomplishment was being a finalist for the Hunting Art Prize in 2016. This exhibit will open at HMAAC Fed. 1, 2020 through April 4, 2020 and will be curated by Dominic R. Clay.
About the exhibition
Just like hair that has been trained and styled in a particular fashion, new growth introduces a new, raw, natural transition that contrasts what has been established. Whether it be outdated ideologies, traditions and policies, or being misinformed of our true history, this exhibition sets to rid the limitations placed on African American culture.
“New Growth” looks within us to embrace our power as African Americans and as a society from an urban contemporary perspective. It begins with the permed, relaxed, trained expectations of others and transitions to the “big chop” allowing us to grow in our own glory. Works like “Makings of Jewel” start the exhibition with more traditional techniques and straight forward compositions, then builds to the interaction and exploration of more media to challenge possibilities as evidenced in “Masseur”.
In this world that likes to label and classify, these works aim to broaden our perspective all while taking control of the narrative and empowering the Urban African American Culture.”
On View: February 1, 2020 | 1–5 pm
Houston Museum of African American Culture
4807 Caroline St.
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