Professor Darrin Martin in “Invocation Democracy”
Professor Darrin Martin is participating in the group exhibition “Invocation Democracy,” a political and mystical virtual exhibition curated by Monet Clark and hosted by Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland, CA, through Inauguration Day, on January 20th, 2021. In tandem, Martin will be taking part in a virtual conversation with the curator and fellow artists Ann McCoy and Edgar Fabián Frías featuring a live performance by Linda Montano on Saturday, December 12, 12pm PST.
“Invocation Democracy” provides a virtual space to reflect on and envision the preservation and repair of our democracy. Joining together painters, performance, video, interdisciplinary and recording artists from across the nation, “Invocation Democracy” provides an interstice for grief, a necessary step for action, and suggests that all of our intentions, actions and our votes matter, especially during this time of transitioning power structures — Monet Clark, curator.
Featured artists in this exhibition: April Bey, Monet Clark, Karen Finley, Edgar Fabián Frías, Frightwig and Timothy Crandle, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, John DiLeva Halpern, Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds, Jamil Hellu, Dale Hoyt, Merritt Johnson, Facing West Shadows / Lydia Greer and Caryl Kientz, Minnette Lehmann, Sang Chi Liu, Jennifer Locke, Darrin Martin, Ann McCoy, Lady Monster, Linda Montano, Shalo P, Charles Schneider, Christine Shields, John Sims, Mariee Sioux and Kacey Johansing, Penny Slinger, Emily Harris and Dano Wall, and Liz Walsh.