reflect / project is an ongoing exhibition series featuring socially engaged video work by artists who identify as LGBTQIA+, Black, Indigenous, and/or persons of color.
The reflect / project exhibition series originated in fall 2020. This series grew from the racial reckoning, shifting policy regarding LGBTQIA+ people, and the global pandemic that cracked open a vision of long-standing inequity. reflect / project serves to amplify underrepresented artists while creating a public space for viewers to consider their position in our rapidly changing world. Artists have responded to violence and discrimination throughout history and the creative works that emerged have endured over time. They become the artifacts that society measures us by, how we are remembered, and a guide to the future.
New work launched each month, August to December 2020, on First Friday both at M-AAA’s headquarters and online. Video artists selected fellow artists to accompany their works online. Please enjoy all featured works below.
August: Crystal Z Campbell with Lydia Cheshewalla and Christina Beatty
September: Adam W. McKinney with Zeus Hope and Najeeb Sabour
October: Kristen Lyle with Tobi C. and Alex Bergman
November: Câmi Thomas with Bino and Maleeha Samer
reflect / project launched August 7 with two works from Tulsa-based artist, writer, and experimental filmmaker of Black, Filipino, and Chinese descents, Crystal Z Campbell. Campbell’s selected artists were Lydia Cheshewalla and Christina Beatty.
To view the August exhibition, visit this page.