The Black On Black Project

Equity over Equality™

Video by Jade Wilson

'colored me'

Alexandria clay
march 9 - april 13, 2019 | anchorlight

In one of her most famed essays, "How it Feels to be Colored Me," novelist Zora Neale Hurston speaks on how she "feel[s] most colored when thrown against a sharp white background." Relating to this experience, Alexandria Clay explores what an opposite, colored background looks like; one that prioritized, reinforced and supported her own identity and not just that of the majority.

Creating tangible images of this "ideal world" provides an outlet and place of refuge when stepping back from the endless search for equity. It is a process in which we can pause, digest and perhaps grasp a concrete vision on what may one day come to fruition.

"Colored Me" questions if public spaces — our daily backgrounds — can reflect each and every one of us. #ColoredMeExhibit

Alexandria Clay is the third recipient of the Black On Black Project's Jo Ann Williams Artist Fellowship. #JAWFellowship

Exhibition events

Opening reception: Saturday, March 9, 4 to 7 p.m. Info here.

Asserting Self in Space workshop: Thursday, April 11, 6:30 to 8 p.m. RSVP here

Closing reception: Saturday, April 13, 4 to 7 p.m.

Gallery hours: By appointment; email us to plan a visit