Published September 17, 2021

Stacey Robinson: Ascension of Black Stillness

Image by Manzel Bowman, Space Station No.9.

Image by Manzel Bowman, Space Station No.9

CEPA is excited to announce the opening of a new exhibition, Ascension of Black Stillness, in collaboration with Guest Curator and Artist Stacey Robinson (MFA 2015), The National Endowment for the Arts, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

The Exhibition

Ascension of Black Stillness is a multimedia exhibition with the common thread of Afrofuturism. “Afrofuturism, (a genre of multimedia arts that merges the arts and sciences through science fiction, fantasy) looks at speculating Black futures through examining past and present cultural phenomena.”, said Stacey Robinson, Graphic Design Professor and Guest Curator of the exhibition.

“This exhibition will consist of 10 multimedia artist’s collections that look at Afrofuturist philosophy through a multi-lens discipline. As an exhibition the works can tell a variety of stories that imagine parallel universes, alternate realities, and what if scenarios that stem specifically through the idea of still photography and its alterations. With media consisting of holograms, motion graphics, animation, and print images, the exhibition will highlight the various conversations Black artists are having about the need for agency in actualizing our own liberated futures.”, said Stacey Robinson.

Feature Artists

  • Manzel Bowman
  • Krista Franklin
  • Nettrice Gaskins
  • Wayne Hodge
  • Ann ‘Sole Sister’ Johnson
  • Ricardo Robinson aka La’Vender Freddy
  • Tokie Rome-Taylor
  • Alisa Sikelianos-Carter
  • Quentin VerCetty

Friday, September 17, to Friday, December 3, 2021

  • Opening Reception
    Friday, September 17, 2021, 5:00-8:00pm
  • CEPA
    Market Arcade Building
    617 Main St, Buffalo, NY