steve locke: the color of remembering
Gallery 221@HCC | 2nd floor DLRC
January 22 – March 7, 2019
Reception January 24, 5:00-8:00pm
Artist talk with Camilo Alvarez to begin at 6:00pm
Live music performed by Mark Switzer
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.
Image credit: Steve Locke, Untitled (Remember this day, blue), from the series Family Pictures, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist and Samsøñ.
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 11 – March 5, 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.