steve locke: the color of remembering
Gallery 221@HCC | 2nd floor DLRC

January 22 – March 7, 2019 

Steve Locke (b. 1963, Cleveland, OH) is a Boston-based artist whose work examines violence, racism, love, sex, and identity. In the color of remembering at Gallery221@HCC, Locke directly confronts issues of race and violence in the United States—both past and present—through a selection of photographs from his series Family Pictures and an installation of Three Deliberate Grays for Freddie (A Memorial for Freddie Gray). Locke is currently an Associate Professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, MA.

- Purposeful Remembering, written by HCC Professor John Ball, with Introduction by Gallery Director Amanda Poss, January 2019.
- Art events: Race, violence, gender and identity are explore in three exhibitions, Maggie Duffy, Tampa Bay Times, January 16, 2019.  
- Your guide to the best Tampa Bay visual art events this spring, Jennifer Ring, Creating Loafing Tampa Bay, January 16, 2019.
- Video Interview: The Color of Remembering, Daytime, WFLA, January 29, 2019.
- In Tampa, graphic pictures of racist attacks, white-on-black violence and hate crimes on exhibit, Jennifer Ring, Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, January 30, 2019.
- Steven Locke: The Color of Remembering, Editors, Bay Art Files, February 12, 2019.
- Our Country's Family Pictures: Here And Now, Tyra Mishell, Bay Art Files, February 15, 2019.

 Image credit: Steve Locke, Untitled (Remember this day, blue), from the series Family Pictures, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist and Samsøñ.

STEVE LOCKE (b. 1963, Cleveland, OH) lives and works in Boston, MA. He received a B.S. in 1984 from Boston University, a B.F.A. in 1997 and an M.F.A. in 2001 from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2002. Locke is the recipient of numerous grants and residencies, such as the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2014), the Isabella Stewart Gardner Artist-in-Residence (2016), and the City of Boston Artist in Residence/BostonAIR Program (2018). Locke’s work has been widely recognized in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally, and his work has been reviewed in ARTFORUM, Art in America, Art New England, JUXTAPOZ, The Boston Globe, and The New Yorker. Locke is currently an Associate Professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His work his represented by Samsøñ.
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Camilo Alvarez was born in 1976 in New York, NY and resides in Boston, MA. He received a B.A. in Art History from Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY) and a Masters of Liberal Arts in Museum Studies from Harvard University (Cambridge, MA). He has worked at Exit Art (NY, NY), Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, NY), MIT’s List Visual Art Center (Cambridge, MA) and the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture (NY, NY & Skowhegan, ME). He is the Co-Chair of the Advisory Board at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston and is on the National Advisory Council of Skidmore College’s Tang Teaching Museum. Alvarez currently works as the Owner, Director and Preparator at Samsøñ, formerly Samson Projects, founded in 2004.


Omar Richardson: My Story, My Truth
Gallery 3@HCC | 3rd floor DLRC

January 14 - February 28, 2019

Reception February 28, 5:00-8:00pm
Artist lecture to begin at 6:00pm

Omar Richardson (b. 1982 in Nassau, Bahamas) uses the medium of printmaking to explore memory, reflection, loss, re-invention, and emotion. His large-scale prints communicate these concepts through multilayered symbols and rich details, often embedded in the designed likenesses of people who have touched his life. A highly personal and emotive exhibition, My Story My Truth will be Richardson’s first exhibition to feature exclusively black and white woodblock prints and mono prints. Richardson is a Tampa-based artist who received his BFA, MA, and MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design as well as a BFA from the Art Institute of Atlanta.

Image credit: Omar Richardson, A Lost Past in a Forgotten Future, 2010-12. Image courtesy of the artist.

OMAR RICHARDSON was born in 1982 in Nassau, Bahamas in an area called Bain Town. Richardson received his B.F.A. in painting in 2006, as well as an M.F.A. in printmaking and an M.A. in commercial photography in 2009 from the Savannah College of Art and Design, GA. While working as a professor at the Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, Richardson also completed a B.F.A. in graphic design in 2013. His work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions, with recent solo shows at the University of the Bahamas, the Central Bank of the Bahamas Gallery, HOBI Art Gallery, and Kotler Art Gallery. Richardson is currently the Art Director at ChappellRoberts Agency in Tampa, FL.  
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