Elsewhere will host a new work premiere with Southern Constellation Fellows, Regina Agu and Iman Person, featuring a discussion of works in-process, performative readings and the ceremonial firing of a wood kiln.
The event will be begin at 8pm at Elsewhere, 606 S. Elm Street, in downtown Greensboro. Free and open to the public.
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Regina Agu lives and works in Houston, TX. Agu was born in Houston and raised in transit throughout Africa and Europe. She is a graduate of Cornell University. Aguâ€™s work has been included in exhibitions, public readings, and performances at New Museum, labotanica, Project Row Houses, University Museum at Texas Southern University, Box 13, and Lawndale Arts Center, among other venues. She is a 2012 Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant recipient, and received a 2014 The Idea Fund grant for her collaborative project â€œFriends of Angela Davis Parkâ€ in Houston, TX. Agu is a partner at Alabama Song in Houston, TX, and a co-founder of paratext, an independent small press.
Iman Person is a visual artist and sculptor based in the Atlanta area. Her use of natural materials and ritual consciousness, create a hybrid reality between physical space and ethereal realms. Coupled with the concept of authentic nature; she embeds qualities of the feminine, primordial memory and anthropological customs to illustrate lineage and identity within the new, synthetic landscape. In 2010 she received her B.F.A from Georgia State University and has become a fixture both in exhibition spheres and public art arenas. In 2012, she was included in Barbara Archer Galleryâ€™s, â€œTalent Loves Companyâ€, and named one of the 30 most influential artists in Atlanta. She is a member of the Atlanta based collective, Dashboard Co-Op, is a 2011 Hambidge fellow and is 2013-2014 Walthall fellow.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Southern Constellations is a curatorial project that supports the creation of experimental new works through residencies at Elsewhereâ€™s museum and connects contemporary art practices in the South. For more information please visit goelsewhere.org/south.
This program is supported in-part by the National Endowment for the Arts.