The Watcher, 2015, Gelatin printing, hand-stitched, fabric and conte, 53 x 41 in. framed by Delita Martin
The Watcher, 2015, Gelatin printing, hand-stitched fabric and conte, 53 x 41 in. by Delita Martin

Lest We Forget

September 12- October 16, 2016

about the exhibition | artists’ talk


The exhibition presented at Galerie Myrtis, Lest We Forget examines pivotal moments and figures in US history, as well as the everyday occurrences and unknown individuals that have impacted, to various degrees, the African American experience here, and by extension, throughout the world. Too often individuals, movements and ideas are discounted, overlooked or ‘smudged out’ in an attempt to lessen their societal and cultural agency and potency. What has come before is particularly poignant now, more than ever, and continues to reverberate in current issues , both progressive and problematic, such as Black Lives Matter and the examination of President Obama’s legacy in the final months of his administration.

Featured Artists
Larry Cook, Wesley Clark, Shaunte Gates, Delita Martin, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Amber Robles-Gordon and Stan Squirewell

Curated by: Jarvis DuBois and Deirdre Darden

Artists’ Talk: Sunday, October 9, 2016, 3-6 pm
Sponsored by: Darryl Gorman, Patron of the Arts

Closing Reception/Healing Ceremony: Sunday, October 16, 2016, 3-6 pm
Facilitator: Geoffrey Edwards, LAC, Nu Healing Arts