October 22 - November 26, 2022
From Ivester Contemporary:
“Ivester Contemporary is excited to present, PYRE, a solo exhibition of new work by Dave McClinton. PYRE is a continuation of McClinton’s Black Life series, an ongoing project which began in 2015 and aims to illustrate the inner life-cycle of Black people in America. This newest body of digital collages explores the idea that the anger of the African-American community is often portrayed as a threat, whereas the anger of “traditional” communities is depicted as righteous. This paradigm stokes the fires we try to simultaneously hide and harness. McClinton’s intention is to seize this moment in history to create work that compels his audience to seek out empathy and activism for the sake of others, and to turn this spark into a fire.
Dave McClinton is an Austin-based artist whose works illustrate ‘the life-cycle of the inner life of a black person’. He delves into the weight of American history, which can ‘either crush or harden’. McClinton wants to give voice to the strength and trials of the African-American community, visually contributing to this collective identity. His creative process began by compiling family photos and found images.”
Reception: October 22, 2022 | 7–9 pm
916 Springdale Rd Bldg 2, Suite 107 Austin, TX 78702
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