Have you stopped by the Brentwood Arts Exchange yet? As we’ve shared here, here and here, it’s an amazing gallery along the Route 1 corridor that’s full of thought-provoking exhibits, including their latest group exhibition: Cold Hands, Warm Heart: Myths of Black Womanhood.”
This exhibit, curated by Deirdre Darden, features the work of Amber Robles Gordon, Asha Elana Casey, Helina Metaferia and Tsedaye Makonnen. Read on for a sneak peek of the artists’ work and then reserve time in your calendar to check out this exhibit before it wraps up on February 29th. (Opening Reception is this Saturday, February 15, 5 pm-8 pm.)
Cold Hands, Warm Heart: Myths of Black Womanhood
In celebration of Black History Month, Curator Deirdre Darden has assembled a thoughtful and poignant group exhibition examining the multi-layered dichotomy of the African American woman as it relates to womanhood and identity through the fabric of the American landscape.
The term “cold hands and a warm heart” is explained as appearing stern on the outside while being truly tender from within. Throughout history, black women have often been accused of carrying an intimidating, angry, or stern appearance, while simultaneously being labeled as nurturing, mothering figures.
This exhibition, composed of a diverse collection of artists using different art-making methods, examines this double consciousness that black people, in particular black women, experience.
(via Brentwood Arts Exchange. Photos courtesy of the Brentwood Arts Exchange.)
Brentwood Arts Exchange
This great FREE gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD 20722. It’s open Monday – Friday: 10 am-7 pm; Saturday: 10 am-4 pm.
More information about the Brentwood Arts Exchange here.
Check out more local events celebrating Black History Month here.