NORTH ADAMS, MASS. —MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and Gallery 51 will present a virtual exhibition titled “We Are More Than a Moment,” curated by Genevieve Gaignard, the inaugural artist-in-residence at MCLA Artist’s Laboratory. This exhibition will go live on Wednesday, August 12, during Gaignard’s regular Wednesday session as MCLA’s artist-in-residence.
This exhibit is free and open to the public, and participants can register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErcOmorz8pGt3hBdqez8AeRE0GAUHY4Djm.
“We Are More Than A Moment” is a call to be heard. Gaignard, a Los Angeles-based artist whose work focuses on photographic self-portraiture, sculpture, and installation to explore race, femininity, class, and their various intersections, has curated this show as an exploration of those themes coupled with our nation’s most recent events. In July, artists were invited to submit work that echoes these themes and exemplifies the long-term prosperity of Black life.
For more information, visit https://www.mcla.edu/About_MCLA/area/bcrc/mcla-gallery-51/Spring-2020-Virtual-Programming/index.html.
About Genevieve Gaignard
Gaignard received her MFA in Photography at Yale University and her BFA in Photography at Massachusetts College of Art. She has exhibited throughout the United States, including shows at Studio Museum in Harlem, the California African American Museum in Los Angeles, and the Houston Center for Photography. In 2017, her work was included in the Prospect.4 Triennial in New Orleans. Gaignard's work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, W Magazine, The LA Times, Artforum, and on Vice News Tonight, among others. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Studio Museum in Harlem, California African American Museum, LA, Pérez Art Museum Miami, the Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, the FLAG Art Foundation, New York, the Seattle Museum of Art, and the San Jose Museum of Art. Read her full artist biography and learn more about her at genevievegaignard.com.
Gaignard’s residency will culminate in an exhibition of new work, which will open on August 27 at Gallery 51.
MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) provides opportunities, resources, and support to the Northern Berkshire Community. BCRC brings together the Northern Berkshire, MCLA, and greater Creative Communities through its cultural programming including: MCLA Gallery 51, DownStreet Art, B-Hip, and MCLA Presents! It promotes, facilitates, and encourages a dialogue in order to foster a sustainable creative community. BCRC is a collaborative project of MCLA, MASS MoCA, and the City of North Adams.