La Galleria: Hair Paintings and Other Stories

February 06 - March 02, 2018


La MaMa Galleria | 47 Great Jones Street

Gallery Hours: Thursday to Sunday 1 to 7PM, or by appointment

By Jarrett Key
Co-presented by The Bellwether & Codify Art

Opening Reception and Performance on February 6th | 7PM - 9PM

Key grew up in rural Alabama to their grandmother singing, “your hair is your strength.”
Hair Paintings and Other Stories re-imagines the collective bodily memories and rituals of the Black community by engaging its narratives of strength, courage, and resilience in an examination of past, present, and future. Co-presented by The Bellwether (Drew Broussard, Jordan Kisner, Dani Lencioni) and Codify Art (Sharina Gordon, Jarrett Key, Jonathan Key, Kat JK Lee, Leandro Zaneti)

About La MaMa Galleria

Founded in 1984, La MaMa La Galleria is a nonprofit gallery committed to nurturing artistic experimentation. La Galleria serves its neighborhood as a venue that encourages an active dialogue between the visual arts, new media, performance, curatorial and educational projects. Its focus is to offer programming that reaches beyond the expectations of traditional gallery and institutional exhibition-making, to a diverse and intergenerational audience. And as a non-profit, La Galleria is able to provide artists and curators with unique exhibition opportunities that are largely out of reach in a commercial gallery setting.
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