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FREE: Reception for Chris Mahonski and J. Alan Cumbey Exhibitions

Gordon Art Galleries
Baron & Ellin Gordon Art Galleries
Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 at 6:00 PM (ET) to Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 at 8:00 PM (ET)

Enjoy light refreshments at this joint reception for two exhibitions, Drifter History and Black Gods of the Metropolis.

Drifter History: Works by Chris Mahonski
On view January 12 – February 17

Drifter History is an immersive installation in which the artist transforms the gallery into a field of walking staffs. Guests are invited to meander and experience connections between walking and anxieties of change, departures and arrivals, and mixing identities and origins.

Black Gods of the Metropolis: The Drawings of J. Alan Cumbey
On view Sept 15, 2018 – Jan 27, 2019

The late J. Alan Cumbey was a white gay man, a well-known cultural writer of the 1980s and 1990s in Richmond, Virginia. What he kept private was that he was also a self-taught artist creating a large body of drawings exploring his identity and world as a gay southerner.

Cumbey grew up in Southampton County playing under the tree where Nat Turner was hanged. In his drawings he pictures himself as a black man, thus containing in one body two marginalized communities. When he died of complications of AIDS in 1992, Cumbey left a pictorial saga of his journey through the culture of race and sexuality of the American South of the 1980s and 1990s, an indispensable testimony toward a greater understanding of America, its aesthetic voices and cultural tropes.

Free parking available in Garage D, 1070 W. 45th St. For more information, please visit or call the Gordon Galleries at (757) 683-6271.
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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All ticket orders are nonrefundable. Exchanges may be made if requested at least two business days prior to the performance for which the ticket was purchased. Exchanges are not available for discounted tickets.

Event Location
4509 Monarch Way Norfolk 23529 VA

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