Everything Falls Apart by Ronald Young
April 7 – May 13, 2023
Artists Reception: April 14, 2023 5-8pm
Ronald Young’s multi-disciplinary art installation explores the concept of The Power Object, the spiritual Belief that all objects in nature have a soul. Young seeks to incorporate the West African diasporic traditions of masks, sculpture, ancestry figures, and Nkisi n Kondi. Embedded into a series of mixed-media assemblages are concepts of recontextualizing materials to make connections between the past and the present, America and Africa, and the physical and spiritual world. The exhibition will embody the collective consciousness of generations of black people rooted in the aesthetic traditions of Sankofa: the African concept of understanding one’s past to go forward.