Rendition by Zoë Charlton | Opening Reception
Saturday, February 4 • 4-6pm
@ Mobile Art Gallery, Union Market
Charlton’s latest exhibition, “Rendition,” addresses cultural identity, race, commodity and cultural tokenism. The exhibit will be on view in CulturalDC’s Mobile Art Gallery from Feb. 8 to March 22. An opening reception will be held Feb. 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Mobile Art Gallery. The Gallery will be placed outside the main entrance to Union Market, 1309 5th Street, NE.
“My hope is that this installation sparks a conversation about the commercialization of culture and how race and cultural identity play a role in so many aspects of our lives, frequently without us even noticing,” said Charlton. “‘Rendition’ asks viewers to think about how blackness is used to sell everything from clothing and shoes to African sculptures.”
“CulturalDC purposely places its mobile exhibitions in locations that contextualize the art,” said Executive Director Kristi Maiselman. “It’s no coincidence that Zoë’s exhibit is on view in Washington, D.C.’s lively warehouse and market district.”
The Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is free. “Rendition” is made possible in partnership with the Union Market District and EDENS.