2023 AACC Student Art Exhibition
Wednesday, April 19 :: Reception 5-7pm, Juror Talk at 5:30
@ AACC Cade Center Gallery
The 2023 AACC Student Art Exhibition
This exhibit features over 40 works created by AACC students in mediums including photo, drawing, painting, video, digital design, ceramics, sculpture, and more. Our annual juried exhibition is an opportunity for students to go through a selection process by an outside juror from a transfer institution and to learn about the jurying process. This year’s juror was Kumasi J. Barnett from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
This year’s exhibition will occur in the Cade Gallery.
Exhibit Reception: April 19th 5-7pm. Juror Talk at 5:30.
Exhibition Dates: April 18– May 22
ABOUT THE JUROR: Kumasi J. Barnett teaches in the Studio Arts Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He received his MFA from The Ohio State University, A BA from the University of Maryland, and now lives and works in Baltimore, MD. Influenced by the aesthetics and narratives of comic books, his work subverts and imbues the often-timeless genre with a present-day social consciousness. Barnett frequently paints directly over old copies of comic books, changing their narratives into critiques of police brutality, racial profiling, and more broadly, systemic racism. Barnett’s works have been exhibited widely both in the United States and abroad, including exhibitions at Lowell Ryan Projects, Los Angeles, CA; the SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY; City Lore, New York, NY; Con-Artist Collective, New York, NY; The Arsenal Gallery, New York, NY; Sulphur Bath Studio, Brooklyn, NY and the Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY. Museum exhibitions include the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town, South Africa; The Boca Raton Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA. Barnett presented a solo booth with Lowell Ryan Projects at The Armory Show. 2020, in the Focus section curated by Jamillah James. Barnett’s work has been featured in Artforum Ammo, Vibe, Hyperallergic, Huffington Post, Artnet News, and The Guardian among others.