Opening Reception: Friday, June 16th, 6-9 PM
Where We Land examines the influence of place and environment on cultural perceptions and presumed narratives surrounding race, violence, and complicity in an age of viral sharing.
Omaha, NE – Where We Land, a three-person exhibition opening in the Wanda D. Ewing Gallery at The Union for Contemporary Art, 2423 North 24th Street, features photographer Zora Murff, Jordan Weber, and Lachell Workman. The exhibition runs June 16 until August 12, 2017. Admission is free and The Wanda D. Ewing Gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where We Land explores the landscape of disproportionate violence against people of color. Place and environment influence cultural perceptions surrounding race, violence, complicity, and imminent danger, and in turn, those perceptions affect the ongoing relationship of communities to the spaces they occupy. Despite the increased visibility and transparency of incidents of brutality through viral sharing on social media, public reactions to these scenes are deeply polarized and influenced by geographical divides that our digital access has not successfully bridged. Photographer Zora Murff (Lincoln, NE), and multidisciplinary artists Jordan Weber (Des Moines, IA) and Lachell Workman (Bridgeport, CT) use the physical materials and visual details of urban and natural environments as a vehicle to explore presumed narratives and the gaps between contradictory interpretations of shared views of violence.