Brentwood Arts Exchange | Chosen Family

By East City Art Editorial Team on January 22, 2024

Sat, January 27 2024 — Sat, March 9 2024

Wesley Clark, A Quiet Warmth, (detail), 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 27 from 5-8pm

Chosen Family, curated by Dr. Lauren Davidson, brings together the work of three sets of emerging African American artists who are also close friends: Omari Jesse, Bria Edwards, and Olivia Bruce; Wesley Clark and Rodney “Buck!” Herring; Austin “Auz” Miles and Angelique Scott. Through their art, viewers are given an intimate look into their friendships which have grown and evolved over several years, some from childhood. They have developed their artistic practice, supported one another through triumphs and failures, and at times, have even been each other’s muses.

The idea of this professional and personal alignment becomes more nuanced when seen through the lens of the Black experience. This exhibition will consider these connections through an exploration of the visual and conceptual elements of their artistic practice. “Chosen Family” runs January 22 – March 9, 2024, with an Opening Reception on January 27 and an Artist/Curator Talk on February 17.

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 10 am-7 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am-4pm

For more information:

Brentwood Arts Exchange
An Art Center of M-NCPPC
3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood MD