Award-winning photographer and artist Carrie Mae Weems‘ exhibition “Slow Fade to Black” – a new installation featuring sound, photography, works on canvas, and soulful video projections – running till September 11, 2011.

Weems’ work has focus on issues that face African Americans today – such as racism, gender relations, politics and personal identity. Her work has been displayed in more than 50 exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad.

For this exhibition, co-present with the Williams College Museum of Art, Weems takes a critical look at the historical drama staging, presenting several interlocking narratives works that play across the historical divide.

The project explores the slippery slope of memory as it considers the great debates of the 1960s amongst the likes of Marlon Brando, James Baldwin and William F. Buckley, and the extraordinary females performers, dance and singers from Josephine Baker to Dorothy Dandridge Abbey Lincoln whose voices both entertained us and provided the backdrop to our very lives.

The show consists of two new video projections and rarely seem photographs from still photographs, paintings and video projections, with sound designed with the assistance of composer Gregory Wanamaker.

“Slow Fade to Black” is at Legacy Gallery, 28 Holden St., North Adams, MA

Opening hours:

September 1st – 5th, Labor Day Weekend
Friday 12-6pm, Saturdays 10am-6pm, Sundays 10am-6pm, Monday 10am-2pm

September 9th – 11th
Friday 12-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-2pm.

For more information visit: www.facebook.com/dsalegacygallery

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