Hamiltonian Gallery Hosts Artist Talk with Antonio McAfee + Helina Metaferia

By Editorial Team on October 9, 2017
Photo courtesy of Hamiltonian Gallery.
Artist Talk: Tuesday, October 10 at 7pm

Come and meet the 2017 Hamiltonian Artist Fellows as they lead audiences through their recent bodies of work, currently on view in new. now. 2017.

Operating with photography, video, and collage, Antonio McAfee’s work addresses the complexity of representation. Through appropriating and manipulating historical portraits, he engages in prescribed views of individuals and rework images to provide an alternate – more layered image and concept of the people depicted. His photographs oscillate between formal considerations and imaginary potential of the photographed sitter.

Helina Metaferia’s work touches on a diasporic longing for a physical and psychic “home,” in a time of increased voluntary and involuntary mass migration of black bodies, particularly for issues pertaining to immigration and gentrification. Through an interdisciplinary practice that is grounded in an exploration of the performative body, she employs performance, video, installation, sculpture, and mark-making to address the complexities of transnational and global identity in our post-modern, post-colonial society.

Hamiltonian is located at 1353 U Street NW. For more information visit  www.hamiltoniangallery.com.