Xaviera Simmons in Derry with We the People

Xaviera Simmons, who was a Light Work Artist-in-Residence in March 2008, will soon board a jet plane to head off to Derry. There she will attend the opening at Context Gallery of We the People, which features her work as well as images by fellow emerging artists Carolyn Monastra and Jose Ruiz.

Curator Gregory McCartney brought these three artists together to investigate the nuances of what it means to be an American as well as an American artist. About the exhibition, the third in a series, he explains, “We tend to only hear a monolithic pro-or-anti position in regard to the contemporary USA. This project allows for a more considered approach.”

The show opens on March 7th and runs through the 25th at Context Gallery.

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