Burnt Umber showcases the works of Black Artist Union members and collectively addresses North American Black communities through the unification of Black artists. The show is a platform for Black artists to relate, inspire and connect through art, in hopes of instilling a strong sense of belonging to push back against systemic oppression faced by our cultural institutions.
Burnt Umber features work by Aaron Jones, Curtia Wright, Destiny Grimm, Ekow Stone, Jemini Baptiste, Oreka James, Phillip Saunders, Timothy Hunter, and Sylvia Limbana.
Opening Reception | November 15th, 2018 from 7-10pm
Exhibition Dates | November 16th – December 1st
Gallery Hours | Wednesday to Friday from 12-7pm, Saturdays from 12-5pm
Black Artist Union is a Toronto-based collective that assists in the movement and exhibition of artists and creators of the African diaspora. They came together in 2016 to create spaces where Black identity and culture could be centered and celebrated, and to inspire Black communities to work together to heal the wounds of fragmentation through supporting each other's unique artistic expressions. The collective has curated and produced multiple exhibitions at the White House Studio, Ignite Gallery, the Art Gallery of Guelph, among others, and is currently leading programming at the Whippersnapper Gallery for their 2018-2019 season.