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  • SPACES 2900 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH, 44113 United States (map)

Exhibition runs  April 1st starting at 3-6pm and ends April 15th at 5pm. Gallery is open Tuesday-Sunday.

About the Exhibition: "Burning Frustrations"

This exhibition explores expressing frustration as a cathartic practice. Shooting Without Bullets’ oeuvre of photographs, paintings, colleagues and works on paper are sites of purification for black teens to release race-based trauma. Through a process of destruction which includes splattering ink, bleaching, staining and burning the works, they expel animus while simultaneously morphing the black body into a resilient, immortal icon, able to rise above the ashes.  The black body withstands the desecration of the works which includes ripping, dragging and stapling. Shooting Without Bullets draws on religious icons, the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Panther Party, student activists, and the black family to depict a legacy of struggle and resilience in black folk in America.



Earlier Event: March 17
Artneo: Cleveland Creates 2017
Later Event: April 7
Open Projector Night: Teen Edition