Curated by MaryAnn Miller
October 25 - December 7, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, October 25, 5 - 7 p.m.
Student Readings from Othello at 4:30 p.m.
Melanie Blood, Director
Artist Talk at 5:45 p.m.
This exhibition of prints from the renowned printmaker Curlee R. Holton is socio-politically timely and revelatory. As curator and essayist MaryAnn Miller notes Holton depicts Othello-Re-imagined in Sepia; Othello is “the ultimate Black Signifier.” Shakespeare’s Othello tells a story of nobility and agency presented in the literature and in the visual environment that Holton provides for him.
Othello Reimagined in Sepia relates the gripping take of one lone African facing the "consciousness of the European world view"
that held an entire continent low esteem.Holton has translated this important tragic play successfully "bringing a deeper sense
of humanity to Othello.
Curlee R. Holton is exhibiting with Othello – Reimagined in Sepia a range of works that investigate cultural and social themes he has produced since the late 1980s. This exhibit is part of Cultural Harmony Week at SUNY at Geneseo, and along with the exhibit, students led by Melanie Blood will perform selected readings from Shakespeare’s Othello. The artist will give a talk at 5:45.
The reception is Friday, October 25, the reading, at 4:30 immediately followed by a reception for the artist and exhibit at 5 p.m. There will be light refreshments and the gallery is always free and open to the public.
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