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: Shawn Leonardo (American) "Still from Testimony," 2017. Image courtesy of the artist.
Friday, January 18 at 5:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, January 19 at 5:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, January 20 at 5:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, January 21 at 5:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, January 22 at 5:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday, January 23 at 5:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, January 24 at 5:00pm to 5:00pm
Friday, January 25 at 5:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, January 26 at 5:00pm to 5:00pm
Sunday, January 27 at 5:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, January 28 at 5:00pm to 5:00pm
Gund Gallery, Buchwald-Wright Gallery
101 1/2 College Drive Gambier, Ohio 43022