Opening reception of Paradise: Myth of a Liberal North

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Date: January 19, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Elaine L. Jacob Gallery | Map
Category: Reception

The Elaine L. Jacob Gallery is pleased to present Paradise: Myth of a Liberal North, works by Quinn A. Hunter, January 19 through March 10, 2023, with a special reception to be held on Thursday, January 19.

Paradise: Myth of a Liberal North is centered around the systematic destruction of Black Space in the early half to mid 20th century in the United States. Using archived image from Detroit's own Black Bottom and Paradise Valley this work layers history, geography, social relations, and the present together. Laying them next to each other to create an image that is not only wholly of Detroit, but also America, using Detroit as a point of study.

Quinn Alexandria Hunter is a sculptor, performance artist, and educator based in Detroit who completed her MFA work at Ohio University. Quinn is interested in the erasure of history from spaces and how the contemporary use of space impacts the way we, as a culture, see the past. Her work negotiates between the self and the world. Hunter’s practice is contending with the false narratives of a romanticized past and interrupting them by laying a truth next to them. 

January 2023