On exhibit May 20-30, Lance Smith’s art exhibit “A Flower That Continues to Unfold” is a conversation with the technology of venerative actions. It observes the longstanding existence of gender expansivness in the African & African American diasporic canon while also serving as a powerful statement of Black Trans Liberation.
Via color theory, this exhibition speaks to the timeless force of nature and the beauty that can be found within even the most inconsequential and humble things. The experimental work also serves as a decisive comment on the existence of Black Trans realities outside of death, asserting the right of marginalized individuals to exist and thrive in the face of bigotry and discrimination.
Repetition, tints, tones, and texture: The flora and fauna of the Americas and Nigeria are portrayed in the exhibition, with their tales of resilience, persistence, and unwavering. This exhibition speaks to the gift of transformation, growth, and transition–qualities characteristic of plants and all living things.