The Brookline Arts Center is proud to present Tacit facet…small & mighty, on view now at our Beacon Street Gallery at 1351 Beacon Street, Brookline. Curated by Camilo Alvarez, the show stays true to Alvarez’s mission to explore the diversity of cultures and voices that continually shape contemporary art and ideas today. Featuring a mix of local and internationally acclaimed artists from New York to California and abroad, the group show explores themes of race, gender, class, and cultural identity. Tacit facet includes work by Radcliffe Bailey, Gloretta Baynes, Iona Rozeal Brown, Daniel Callahan, Don Claude, Ashley Doggett, Karen Eutemey, Marlon Forrester, Robert Freeman, Deborah Grant, Stephen Hamilton, Sedrick Huckaby, Lavaughan Jenkins, Anukriti Kaushik, Khalid Kodi, Peter Wayne Lewis, Steve Locke, Lester Merriweather, Kayode Ojo, Cierra Michele Peters, Lamar Peterson, Jordan Seaberry, Malick Sidibe, Lorna Simpson, Susie Smith, Henry Taylor, Chanel Thervil, Thukral & Tagra, Carrie Mae Weems, Fred Wilson, and Brittney Leeanne Williams.

There is a staggering breadth of both thematic and artistic approaches represented within this show. Some artists tap into historical frameworks, as found in Stephen Hamilton’s multi-media works on paper inspired by pre-colonial African art history. Other artists draw from more contemporary spaces, such as Iona Rozeal Brown, whose large-scale, acrylic paintings reflect Japanese printmaking and the modern world of hip-hop.

The show highlights rising stars in the art world, while also redefining the work of established artists through Lorna Simpson’s prolific photographs and Carrie Mae Weems’ multi-media work. Bridging current and established, modern and ancient, historical and our contemporary moment, tacit facet…small & mighty pushes viewers to expand understandings of race, culture, and identity not as a monolithic or binary experience but as richly multifaceted, multidimensional, and ever-changing.

During the show, join us at the Beacon St. Gallery for two featured artist talks. The first talk will be given by Haitian American artist and educator, Chanel Thervil who will speak on September 9, 2021, at 6 PM. Thervil uses varying combinations of abstraction and portraiture to empower and inspire tenderness and healing among communities of color through the arts. She’s been making a splash in Boston via her educational collaborations, public art, and residencies with institutions like The Museum of Fine Arts, The Boston Children’s Museum, The DeCordova Museum, The Harvard Ed Portal, and Google.

Our second artist talk will be with multidisciplinary, Boston-based artist Anukriti Kaushik, who will speak on October 7, 2021, at 6 PM. Predominantly working with drawing, painting, sculpture, video, writing, and photo, Kaushik’s practice involves rendering the female and queer body to recontextualize it as sacred and sublime. Drawing from personal experiences, Kaushik generates visual narratives that challenge traditional norms around beauty, gender, and sexuality.

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