Convergence: Cracks in the Glass Ceiling

Haas Center for Performing Arts Gallery (PAC 1121), Allendale Campus
January 13 - March 31, 2023
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 26, 5-7pm

Hours:
Monday - 10am-5pm
Tuesday - 10am-5pm
Wednesday - 10am-5pm
Thursday - 10am-7pm
Friday - 10am-5pm

Closed:
January 16, 2022 (MLK Day)

March 6-10, 2022 (Spring Break)

This exhibition represents the pushing of boundaries into spaces that cultivate growth and coordinated expansion. Breaking barriers helps us to grow and mature in our thought processes regarding culture, community, and experiences. Operating out of purpose and passion releases us from the confines of our comfort zones and allows viewers to experience a (proverbial) cracking of the glass ceiling.

This unique group of artists create vibrant contemporary pieces that include traditional elements of art while blurring the lines between street and contemporary works.

This exhibition is co-created with MUSE GR, curated by Stephen and Taylor Smith.

Stephen and Taylor Smith are the owners of Muse GR, an interactive art gallery and event space on the Westside of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Through Muse, Stephen and Taylor connect with the community using art and creativity to encourage positive transformation and discovery of one’s purpose and passion.

Stephen is a local photographer, curator, and educator at the Grand Rapids Public Schools and Grand Valley State University. Taylor has gained a love for writing and digital media while working many years in non-profit communication. Together they aim to inspire and support others at a place of artistic convergence and collaboration.

cake made of dynamite next to a woman's face with snake hair, her eye covered by balloons

Andre Ray, Careful What You Wish For, acrylic on canvas, courtesy of the artist

graphic colorful abstract face in the style of Keith Herring or Picasso

Sheefy McFly, Seven Day Theory, acrylic on canvas, courtesy of the artist

purple and multicolor woman's torso surrounded by dark fibrous hair

Jasmine Bruce, I Come in Piece, acrylic and synthetic hair on canvas, courtesy of the artist

pyramid showing levels of capitalism

Estéban Whiteside, Pyramid of Capitalism, acrylic on canvascourtesy of the artist

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Featured Artists

Jasmine Bruce

Bryce Detroit

Pauly M. Everett

 

Torrence Jayy

Julian Jamaal Jones

Sheefy McFly

Richard McNeal

Andre Ray

Steven Reynolds

Tobishinobi

Estéban Whiteside

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A quick-reference guide to the exhibition themes as well as discussion prompts for educators to incorporate into their teaching.

A list of books, articles, and other media related to the exhibition available from the GVSU Libraries in a variety of formats including print and digital.

Events, both in-person and virtual, related to this exhibition and others.


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Location

January 13, 2023 - March 31, 2023

Haas Center for Performing Arts Gallery (PAC 1121)
Haas Center for Performing Arts, Allendale Campus
1 Campus Dr.
Allendale, MI 49401

Contact

For special accommodation, please call:
(616) 331-3638

For exhibition details and media inquires, please email:
Joel Zwart, Curator of Exhibitions
[email protected]

For learning and engagement opportunities, please email:
Amanda Rainey, UX/Learning Manager
[email protected]



Page last modified January 13, 2023