Sensibility: revealed truths, tensions, and vulnerability
JURIED BY TAYLOR BARNES
SEptember 17 – NOVEMBER 30, 2020
Art Room is pleased to present Sensibility: revealed truths, tensions, and vulnerability, which features a compelling group of artworks in a variety of media. The exhibition showcases work by Kevin Appiah-Kubi, & Jusdon Hollie, Arielle Austin, Aimée M. Everett, Elizabeth Hill, Chantal Lesley, Cher Musico, Madelyn Sneed-Grays, Kenechi Unachukwu, Desireé Vaniecia, and Asia Youngs-Bailey. The show runs from September 17 through November 30, 2020.
Sensibility: revealed truths, tensions, and vulnerability was juried by taylor barnes who lives and works in Austin, TX. She recently receiving her MFA in Fibers from the University of North Texas. She has exhibited in solo exhibitions at Erin Cluley Gallery, Dallas, TX, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX, and has an upcoming solo exhibition this September at Big Medium, Austin, TX. Her numerous group exhibitions include Untitled Art Fair in Miami, FL, and Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX. barnes was honored with the Sylvia Houlgand Emerging Artist Award for Make Art with Purpose 2020. She is currently working on an installation that will be displayed inside an industrial-caged trailer. This sculpture will be Round 14: Cage Match Project Austin, TX. Entitled “un(box),” it will be on view outside of the Museum of Human Achievement later this year (TBD).
taylor barnes writes, “We, as Black people, are always placed in the position to teach instead of existing. I am humbled to be chosen to juror a show, creating a safe space of understanding and acknowledgment for us. This show is open to any who feel their work gives voice to their personal experiences, whether figurative, non-representational, text-based, image-based, and everything in between.
"I want you to know that even if you do not make it into this show, this is the time to apply to anything you want. The world has momentarily opened its eyes—jump on it. If this show calls to you, take this chance on yourself and apply. (I’m talking to the one Black girl in a sea of white eyes in the back. I see you.)”