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
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.
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SPECIAL THANKS TO
REV. ALFRED SHANDS III
THE MIDDENDORF FAMILY
MICHAEL AND GINA DEL NEGRO
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MARLENE AND DAVID GRISSOM
MATT AND KATHY WATKINS
CHRISTINA CARTER AND SCHUYLER VAN TASSEL
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DEBBIE HUDDLESTON MITCHELL AND STUART MITCHELL