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April 19, 2024, 3:00 – 5:00pm

Lavendra/Recovery Project Closing Reception & Zine Launch

E. Jane

Artist E. Jane is concluding their Session with the release of two new zines featuring research, music video stills and production notes.

March 7, 2024, 6:00 – 8:00pm

93-’99 Revisited: Music Video Screening #1 with Elliott Jerome Brown Jr.

E. Jane

Join us as we watch and discuss music videos made between 1993 and 1999

Opens March 7, 2024

Lavendra/Recovery Project

E. Jane

fueled by a reverence for the artistic legacy of Black American R&B divas

September 14, 2023, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Conjuring the Past, Marking the Present Opening Reception

KING COBRA and Hue Hallums

Join the artists for introductory remarks and celebratory drinks.

September 14–November 10, 2023

Conjuring the Past, Marking the Present: Ancestral Healing Through Shamanic Reiki, Tattoo, and Sound

KING COBRA and Hue Hallums

Combining the sacred power of tattoo and shamanic reiki healing during this year's harvest and initiation season.

September 15–October 29, 2022

Black Movement Pop Up Library

LaJuné McMillian and Yvonne Mpwo

June 1-3, 2022

Black Exale Nest Project

Assembly

The Black Exhale NEST is a place to express and make the statement that the Black body is sacred.

May 20–June 25, 2022

Secure the Bag, Mint the Soaps and Throw the Bones

Francheska Alcántara

This session is a site of exchange that aims to recontextualize the intricate histories of the brown paper bag and Hispano cuaba soap.

November 11–December 18, 2021

Black Tape Ebony Frame

Zachary Fabri

Black Tape Ebony Frame celebrates the living moments of Fabri’s African American family and friends by creating a reel-to-reel analog audio recording.

September 7–October 19, 2021

Dana’s Beauty Supply

Dana Davenport

Dana’s Beauty Supply constructs an experimental beauty supply store and hair gel manufacturing lab.

September 14–October 26, 2020

something else (Variations on Americana)

Kiyan Williams

The American flag, when deep-fried, forms an outer skin that appears to be cankerous, bubbling with calcified flour and charred detritus.

November 7–December 21, 2019

Duppy

Christopher Udemezue

Duppy reflects Udemezue’s complex longings and projections of nostalgia toward his and his mother’s homeland, Jamaica.

May 30–August 3, 2019

Ash Arder: Disco Gardens

Ash Arder

Ash Arder will develop Disco Gardens, a roving micro library and record shop devoted to the study of environmental concepts in Black music.

March 21–May 11, 2019

blue are the feelings that live inside me

AMERICAN ARTIST

From March 21 – May 11, 2019, American Artist will present blue are the feelings that live inside me, a series of photographs responding to a growing

June 7–August 14, 2018

Harris & Daughter Home Goods

Ilana Harris-Babou

Harris and Daughter Home Goods will transform Recess into a hardware store, cooking show set, showroom, and interrogation of the American Dream.

March 6–April 21, 2018

Shug Avery’s Kiss

Tiona Nekkia McClodden

Shug Avery’s Kiss, a project that will turn the physical space of Recess into a juke joint.

January 9–March 3, 2018

Invisible Man Tattoo

Doreen Garner

Invisible Man Tattoo is a pop up tattoo shop offering designs that reflect the histories and experiences of Black people and the African Diaspora.

May 27–July 9, 2017

Wonder Room

Allison Janae Hamilton

Wonder Room is a hybrid of a treehouse, resource lounge, imaginative think tank, and community environment.

November 10–December 19, 2015

My Twilight Zone Thing

Sondra Perry

Perry takes the television series The Twilight Zone (1959–1964) as the starting point for an investigation of multi-dimensional identity construction.

June 3–August 2, 2014

Ruka (To braid/ to knit/ to weave)

Nontsikelelo Mutiti

Mutiti will play the role of the artist, designer, and researcher to a space for the study and practice of hair braiding.