The Carl Van Vechten Gallery (Fisk University) / 1000 17th Ave N. October 23, 2023 - April 24, 2024

Rod McGaha

Within all communities you will find a fabric of multiple sections that tell their story. This fabric represents the people, places, and belongings, while embracing the spirit and thought process within. During the past few years this cloth has been tested for its strength and durability. Although the pandemic as well as other societal ills have stained and torn apart certain sections, we are now beginning to see a mending alongside a regeneration that is taking place. The cloth is changing to accommodate the new experiences, patch by patch. A new quilt is being created to tell the story of a people who have loved, laughed, cried, and most of all endured.

McGaha's series Regeneration explores the power of art to heal and transform. The series is a visual and auditory journey that tells the story of black resilience and strength. McGaha's work is a must-see for anyone who is interested in exploring how black art is used as part of the healing process.