THE FOCUS

"The history and experiences of Southern Post Removal era Native Americans, mixed-blood African and European Americans, and immigrants have faded into time and lay in the pages of dusty unopened archives, the minds of their descendants, the edge of the latter’s psyches, often forgotten altogether. When one thinks of the South, these people do not come to mind. It is generally perceived and assumed that the South exists only in Black and White, metaphorically, and “racially”. The narrative that I pres...

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The Focus contributor Ansley Gwin recently visited the first edition of MOCAN's Traveling Museum Project (TMP1), “Radical” Thoughts, and documented her experience. Participating artists include Ali El-Chaer, Alison Underwood, Ashanté Kindle, Chalet Comellas-Baker, Clint Sleeper, Dan Derwelis, Jazlyn Eubanks, Jordan Benton, Laura Klopfenstein, Libby Danforth, Marlos E’van, Maya Shoham, Nadia Nizamudin, Nana Maiolini, Nuveen Barwari, Quynh Lam, Suzy Slykin, Veronica Leto, Vivian Liddell, and Woke3. Traveling Museum Project (TMP1), “Radical” Thoughts, remains on view through this Saturday, May 29. Gallery Visit, MOCA...

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"If the body is a house and a body has memory, then so must the house and the shelf and the door." Tracy Treadwell, Fawn on the Water, 2020 (76” x 146” x 26”) painted corrugated tin, steel, pine, polyform boat fender "Peel back the suburban lipstick of my upbringing and you’ll find layers of quiet, familial dysfunction. On the same day, I could ride my bike down to the woods, where I built poorly made sanctuaries out of whatever debris I found littered...

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