Opening Receptions: Jordan Eagles and Titus Kaphar
Friday, September 22 Artist Lecture: Titus Kaphar | 5 pm Opening Reception | 6 - 8 pm AEIVA Hess Lecture Hall and Gail and Jeffrey Bayer Grand Atrium Free and open to the public, refreshments provided. Prior to the lecture, the gallery will be open to AEIVA members only. Titus Kaphar utilizes the appropriation of different styles and techniques from past periods of art history to reconstruct historical narratives addressing issues of race. "Titus Kaphar: Misremembered" pulls from the artist’s multiple bodies of work, including "The Vesper Project", an ambitious multimedia installation, works from the "Destiny" series, and the Alabama debut of Kaphar’s "Unfit Frame." Kaphar will give a lecture on his work, followed by a reception. "Blood Equality" was launched in 2015 in partnership with Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), FCB Health, and artist Jordan Eagles’ "Blood Mirror" project to stop discrimination against prospective blood donors and allow everyone an equal opportunity to donate blood. "One In Our Blood" is a comprehensive, city-wide program of events and exhibitions, conceived and coordinated by curator Paul Barrett, building on the work of "Blood Equality". Core components of One In Our Blood include the exhibition of Jordan Eagles’ "Blood Equality" sculptures, blood projections, and Leo Herrera’s related video documentary at AEIVA. Eagles will be present for the opening reception of "Blood Equality".