Sat, May 01|
WE THE PEOPLE
The ELM gallery welcomes photographer Imari DuSauzay. In 2020, Imari photographed a series of block parties which emerged as an organic response to strengthen the community in Brooklyn during the pandemic.
Time & Location
May 01, 2021, 7:00 PM
Brooklyn, 191 N 14th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249, USA
About the Event
Imari focuses on The ConStruct of Community. She wonders, "What is Community?”. She supposes that when we consider the elements that create and construct communities, there is generally a traditional sense of culture and closeness and a gathering of sorts, which creates the strength that leads to the identity or identification of said community. DuSauzay demonstrates this sense of community and its strength in a photo series from the summer block parties in Brooklyn, which occurred during the height of the pandemic.
Imari quotes- "During the time of COVID isolation and disconnectedness, a new awareness has developed from our collective isolation, and WE THE PEOPLE longed to breath free ...Free from all the imposed social stress and Brutality of “All iSMS” & COVID"
Please join us for the opening reception to view Imari's work and the kick off of our Spring Programming "Moving Through the Pandimic"
May 1st 7:00pm, as we enjoy food, drink and dance!
Check our other event listings for family activities during the day from 3:00-6:00pm.
Learn more about Imari - https://www.elmfoundation.art/copy-of-featured-artist