Shaun Leonardo's multidisciplinary work negotiates societal expectations of manhood, namely definitions surrounding black and brown masculinities, along with its notions of achievement, collective identity, and experience of failure. His performance practice is participatory in nature and invested in a process of embodiment, promoting the political potential of attention and discomfort as a means to disrupt meaning and shift perspective. "Testimony" is a closed, public-participatory performance where guests locate intensely contested current affairs within their bodies. Utilizing the shifting perspectives embedded in testimony, news reports, and memory as a backdrop, participants translate their experiences into performative gestures.
Watch for announcements at www.gundgallery.org about how to participate.
Opening reception: Thursday, January 17, 5 - 8 p.m.
The Gund Gallery exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.
Image: Shaun Leonardo (American) Still from "Testimony," 2017. Image courtesy of the artist.
Thursday, April 18 at 5:00pm to 5:00pm
Gund Gallery, Buchwald-Wright Gallery
101 1/2 College Drive Gambier, Ohio 43022