January 19 – February 24 | Light of Freedom – Karen Hampton
Karen Hampton “The Light of Freedom – Stories of African American Threads of my Family, Their Journey Towards Freedom, and the Abolitionists,” The solo exhibit features work from the artist’s Abolitionists series, as well as pieces Karen calls Historical Narratives.
Karen Hampton draws on her multicultural heritage to examine the complicated history of America, replete with dreams of freedom and loss resulting from displacement. By employing the traditional arts of hand-stitching and weaving, as well as materials such as indigo, cotton, and raffia cloth that allude to African American culture, Hampton embeds her work with symbols, images, and text that chronicle the stories of her ancestors. Her incisively poignant work speaks to the broader struggle to find one’s own voice and identity in the United States today.