C'mon Everybody, Get Up!
New Works by Terence Hammonds
DateApr 11 - June 7, 2008
VenueWeston Art Gallery
Lennell and Pamela Rhodes Myricks
A native Cincinnatian, Terence Hammonds grew up in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood and attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts before studying at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Hammonds's work is informed and inspired by the struggles and determination of African Americans seeking equality during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Fusing imagery from that era with 1970s soul and funk music, C'mon Everybody, Get Up! features a series of six wooden dance floors (Get Up on the Down Stroke) and a large grid of digital images with hand embossing (Playing the Wall) in the street-level exhibition space. C'mon Everybody, Get Up! extols the opportunities in everyday popular culture that break down barriers and overcome prejudice and inequality; allowing people of all racial backgrounds to enjoy music and dance together.
Gallery Talk Series: Thurs., April 17 at 7 p.m.
Families Create! Education Workshop: Sat., April 19 at 10 a.m.