October 22 – December 13, 2019
FREEDMAN GALLERY AT ALBRIGHT COLLEGE, READING, PA
Maps Glover created a site-specific installation for the Freedman Gallery project space that became a communal territory for contemplation, creative energies, and solace. Using the statistics from the Washington Post’s Fatal Force website which tracts the number of people who have died from police violence in 2019—689 and counting—the students at Albright College constructed a paper assemblage to honor each life lost.
A multisensory exhibition experience, itnoa 19 (in the name of art), invites viewers to think about some of the harshest contemporary realities for people of color and our planet. The exhibit included a performance on opening night by Glover and Albright’s Xion Step and Dance team; The performance titled it’s a wave, explored fractal disturbances using the body as a tool for storytelling.
This project is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Funding for this project was awarded through the Berks Arts Council, a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts regranting program.
Photos courtesy of John Pankratz, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, © 2019.