May 27 - July 8, 2023
From Sabine Street Studios:
“The works shown in Songbook for Black Constellations connect the functionality of maps with the process of composing music. This method of generating cultural objects is informed by an ever-expanding system determining (at this point in time) color, tone, and notation. This system welcomes a human touch when working across mediums, and these pieces in particular intend to manifest dialogue concerning the strengthening of networks between black institutions geographically and objectively.
Corey De’Juan Sherrard Jr develops an expanding visual system informed by maps to generate cultural objects of various mediums. Working primarily in music and paintings, his works connect the proximity of cities determined by demographic and institutional data with composing sound. Through this system, he actualizes a political motif that answers to the deficit of radical black objectives in popular black music. These songs that are based off of said process are arranged to be embellished and reconstructed for live performances. Following his solo exhibition Songbook for Black Constellations, Corey continues to integrate visual components into his system, explore scale and arrange compositions to be performed within event-based programs.
The exhibition will take place at Sabine Street Studios’ newly christened East Corridor Gallery, or ECG, and is part of an annual art exhibition project that celebrates the line as an essential conceptual element in the visual arts. The annual project that will include exhibitions, dance and workshops is a project funded in part by the city of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.”
Reception: June 1, 2023 | 6–8 pm
1907 Sabine Street
Houston, 77007 TexasGet directions