Photography courtesy T.A. Yero

LAND IS: PARKS, CULTURES, STORIES

Ramona Dallum Lindsey and Friends

Abdul Sharif, Jonathan P. Cherry, Joshua Jean-Marie, Nubia Bennett, T. A. Yero and City Voices

On view through April 4, 2021

The African-American Quilting Tradition is a metaphor for the American Black experience. In this tradition, small bits of textiles seemingly worn, tattered, undervalued, and discarded are reimagined, stitched, and transformed into beautiful, culturally significant items of value and life. Ramona Dallum Lindsey uses this process to explore the importance of public spaces for individuals to connect to land as a form of cultural expression and storytelling.

 

In Land Is: Parks, Cultures, Stories, Ramona Dallum Lindsey stitches together the overlooked images, unheard voices and unrecognized actions of Louisville’s various cultures to invite viewers to consider the importance of parks and other public gathering spaces while exploring the roles we individually play in maintaining systemic inequity. The installation explores what happens to a community when economic and racial inequity leads to oppressive and under resourced public spaces. Land Is: Parks, Cultures, Stories restores hope by providing evidence of ways people protect and reclaim their full humanity through their access to land and public spaces.

Watch as artist Ramona Lindsey discusses the impetus behind the exhibition with KMAC Board President Theresa Beames.

Land Is: Parks, Cultures, Stories Photographer's Panel

Wednesday, February 10

6:00PM

Join us for a free virtual panel discussion with Ramona Dallum Lindsey, organizer for “Land Is: Parks, Cultures, Stories,” and four of the five local photographers she worked with to develop her current KMAC exhibition. Lindsey will be joined by photographers Abdul Sharif, Jonathan P. Cherry, Joshua Jean-Marie, and T.A. Yero, who each contributed work for the exhibit. Our panelists will go in-depth about their individual photographic processes, the idea of photography as fine art, their experiences of making photographs at some of Louisville’s city parks, and what they encountered while at these sites. The conversation should last roughly 45 minutes.

Attendance is free but registration is required. Visit the link above to secure your spot.

SPECIAL THANKS TO

REV. ALFRED SHANDS III

DANIEL MAYE

THE MIDDENDORF FAMILY

MICHAEL AND GINA DEL NEGRO

ANGELA AND KEN HAGAN

MELISSA ROSE

JULIA AND BILL CARSTANJEN

KAREN AND TRACE MAYER

MARLENE AND DAVID GRISSOM

MATT AND KATHY WATKINS

CHRISTINA CARTER AND SCHUYLER VAN TASSEL

THERESA CARPENTER BEAMES AND ROGER BEAMES

DEBBIE HUDDLESTON MITCHELL AND STUART MITCHELL

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