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ART Champaign display looks at the Midwest Black lesbian experience
2024-02-03

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In Illinois, archival photos are the centerpiece of a new display at the Krannert Art Museum focusing on the Black lesbian experience in the Midwest, IPM reported.

The new solo exhibition by St. Louis-based artist Jen Everett, entitled "Jen Everett: Could you dim the lights?" runs through Oct. 5. Co-curator Blair Ebony Smith said, "I see myself through her solo work. I think I'm able to ask myself very personal questions about Black queer experience, about the vastness of that."

According to the museum's website, "Everett collects everyday photographs of Black life in the United States sourced from thrift stores and generations of images from her Midwestern and Southern family. She uses digital and analog mediums to reconfigure and recombine the images that attract her."

The exhibit "Could you dim the lights? is Everett's first solo museum presentation. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, the Baltimore Art Museum, the South Side Community Art Center in Chicago, Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art, and many other national and international venues. She was a 2021-22 Duke University DocX Archive Lab fellow.

—Andrew Davis


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