Gestures of Empowerment: Roxbury & Mattapan Neighborhood Exhibition
December 14, 2017 - April 10, 2018
Reception: January 18, 2018 6-8pm
Featuring work by Percy Davis, Kaleena Deshawn, L’Merchie Frazier, Lahya Hyppolite, Reginald L. Jackson, Marjorie Saintil-Belizaire, Kate True, Dianne Zimbabwe
This exhibit is part of MCCA’s series of neighborhood exhibitions which celebrate the work of artists across Boston’s varied cityscapes, one neighborhood at a time. According to the City of Boston, Roxbury is “the heart of Black culture in Boston.” Mattapan has a thriving immigrant community and “is home to a large African American and Caribbean community.”1 Many of the works featured in Gestures of Empowerment embody the character of the Roxbury and Mattapan neighborhoods. The exhibition includes paintings, photographs, fiber constructions, and mixed media works with content that ranges from explorations of light, texture, and color to investigations of social justice issues, historical figures, and the cultures shaping our world today. The thoughtful expressions evident in these works are inspiring and provoke a sense of empowerment.