The Growlery's May show is titled Noise + Thirst, and features a video installation by Leila Weefur. The exhibit centers on presenting Blackness as an inhabitant of the space between noise & silence and between thirst & satisfaction. The accompanying sound collage, a gestalt of Black masculinity, poses the question, "how closely must we scrutinize our Blackness to bear witness to a naturally occurring contrast?" The installation is accompanied by a set of risograph prints and takeaway chapbooks. Today is the last day to see the show!
Leila Weefur lives and works in Oakland, CA. Weefur received her MFA from Mills College in 2016.
With a multidisciplinary practice, Weefur tackles the complexities of phenomenological Blackness through video, installation, printmaking, and lecture-performances. Using materials and visual gestures to access the tactile memory, she explores the abject, the sensual and the nuance found in the social interactions and language with which our bodies have to negotiate space. She is a recipient of the Hung Liu award, the Murphy & Cadogan award, and recently completed an artist fellowship at Kala Art Institute. Weefur has exhibited her work in local and national galleries including Southern Exposure and SOMArts Gallery in San Francisco, Betti Ono in Oakland, BAMPFA and Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, New York.
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