A visual analysis of architecture and its impact on people of impoverished communities February 7, 2019 – March 22, 2019 Curator: Jeffrey Kent “Stay dangerous,” a motto coined by D. Watkins, describes Devin
A visual analysis of architecture and its impact on people of impoverished communities
February 7, 2019 – March 22, 2019
Curator: Jeffrey Kent
“Stay dangerous,” a motto coined by D. Watkins, describes Devin Allen’s approach to artistic life and philosophy, and the impetus of his work in Spaces of the Un-Entitled. “Stay dangerous” is a challenge and a promise. It means that if you have the strength and daring to be honest in your experience of and interaction with the world, you can count on two things- Your strength will demand respect, and Your honesty will be a danger to those who live and profit by refusing it- and consequently, a danger to you. As you refuse to yield, you prove you have the strength to back up the danger of honesty. The more you stay dangerous, the more dangerous you become to the status quo.
Allen invites the audience to “Stay dangerous” as they reexamine their perceptions, experiences, and truths of the Spaces of the Un-Entitled, and our shared experience. ‘Spaces’ considers the immersive and connective qualities of photography, installation, and performance. The day after opening night, Devin Allen will speak with ghosts from his Un-Entitled past, the ghosts who reside in what was left behind, who are lost as Gentrification erases the history of neighborhoods.
“Stay dangerous” is about respect, as Spaces of the Un-Entitled respects the architectural history of the homes and lives left behind. And it’s about truth, as Devin Allen refuses to allow these spaces and lives to disappear under spackle and paint.
Exhibit Open Hours:
Thursday, 6pm – 9pm
Fridays, 3pm – 6pm
Saturdays, 2pm – 5pm
February 7, 6-9pm OPENING RECEPTION: Devin Allen Art Talk with Q & A
February 8th, 7pm – Devin Allen One Man Performance
February 15th, 7pm – Baltimore Based Artist Kondwani Russell
February 22nd, 7pm – Devin Allen One Man Performance
March 1st, 7pm – Baltimore Based Artist Kondwani Russell
March 22nd, 6pm-9pm CLOSING RECEPTION: Collaboration Performance with Devin Allen, Cheyanne Givens, Kondwani Russell and Chris Wilson
Who is Devin Allen?
Devin Allen is a self taught artist, born and raised in West Baltimore. He gained national attention when his photograph of the Baltimore Uprising was published on the cover of Time in May 2015 – only the third time the work of an amateur photographer had been featured. His photographs have also appeared in New York Magazine, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Aperture, and in the permanent collections of the National Museum of African American History & Culture, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum and the Studio Museum in Harlem. Now, known as a professional photographer, he is the founder of Through Their Eyes, a youth photography educational program and the winner of the 2017 Gordon Parks Foundation Fellowship.
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Peale Center
225 North Holliday Street, Baltimore MD 21202