Department of Art, Lower Art Gallery
B45, Center for the Arts
Thursday, September 5, 2019, 5 to 7pm
On View, September 5 until October 5, 2019
Tue - Thr, 1 to 6pm
Fri -Sat, 12 to 3pm
The exhibition Unspeakable is the first exhibit of the 2019 fall calendar in the Department of Art's Lower Art Gallery in B45. Curated by Skylar Borgstrom, Northeastern University, Boston faculty member and UB MFA Alumni, this show consists of four female artists working in various mediums.
The artists and works in this exhibition have been selected by the virtue that they all address a common theme, the things in society which make us uncomfortable, the things polite conversation eschews. It is a worldwide phenomenon that those with power and wealth are both audible and credible while women and minorities struggle to be heard. To think this is an old conversation not worthy of repeating is a fallacy, proven by daily news streams highlighting the sexist and racist opinions of those in power. Speaking the unspeakable, calling a thing by its true name, attempts to regain some of that power.
- Skylar Borgstrom