Event

Drawing While Black aka Black Boy Joy
with Maurice Moore

An ink sketch of a gathering of people on a piece of college-ruled white paper

“The January art exhibit at I-House features the compelling and unique drawings and performance art of UC Davis Performance Studies Ph.D. candidate Maurice Moore. 

Based on dynamic presentation practice, Maurice’s performance of Drawing While Black aka Black Boy Joy, and the 2-dimensional drawings he creates, both explore how Black queer people have implemented and created a means of survival through African and African American diasporic aesthetics. The black performance serves as a mode of active radical resistance drawing upon multiple traditions and technologies. In his piece, Maurice literally dances and/or moves the Black body to create the work that in turn determines the movement. This piece explores the tactile experience of “Drawing while Black.” The performative aspect of drawing unconsciously allows Maurice to be vulnerable, and to channel a range of energies. He becomes a living drawing in both the archival and non-archival sense. His two-dimensional drawings also reflect this and explore the gamut of Black and queer experience. Maurice is currently a doctoral performance studies student at the University of California, Davis and recently completed his master’s degree in African American Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.”

 

Exhibit Title: Drawing While Black

Exhibit Duration: Monday, January 6, 2020 – Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Reception: Friday, January 10, 2020 – 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Where: I-House Davis Lounge and Community Room

Free and open to the public

 

Link: http://www.internationalhousedavis.org/programs/programsart-may10/

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