Your silence will not protect you.
Akea Brown │ Alex Callender │Vickie Pierre │ LaNia Sproles
Your silence will not protect you. presents four black womyn artists from across the country: Akea Brionne Brown, Alex Callender, Vickie Pierre, and LaNia Sproles in a group show about black womyn’s experiences in America—past, present and future. The title references Audre Lorde’s seminal essay on activism, “The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action.”
But even still monstrous is the present. In different ways, the artists presented tease out a myriad of observations of black womyn life. In spite of the unedited truths portrayed throughout painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed media and fiber, hope rings true.
Hope for a more inclusive art canon, as the strength of the work presented makes the case for increased consideration towards black womyn artists. And hope still for a future populated by equity and not only occasionally sprinkled with it. Hope for joined, raised voices to break the oppressive cycle of silence.