Stephen Towns: Declaration & Resistance
January 30, 2022 – May 08, 2022
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art
“Stephen Towns: Declaration & Resistance” features a body of newly created work by artist Stephen Towns. Organized by guest curator Kilolo Luckett in collaboration with Towns, the exhibition examines the American dream through the lives of Black Americans. Using labor as a backdrop, Towns highlights the role African Americans have played in the economy and explores the resilience, resistance, and endurance that have challenged the United States to truly embrace the tenets of its Declaration of Independence.
[Image: Stephen Towns (b.1980), I am the Glory, 2020, Acrylic, oil, metal leaf on panel, 48 x 36 inches. Collection: Gregory and Alyssa Shannon, Houston, Texas.]