touch series, 2019. digital print 


an exhibition by Hakeem Adewumi

Exhibition Overview

'there are lifetimes here: in the body' is a photographic exhibition inviting viewers on the vivid journey back to oneself. At the heart of his work, Adewumi uses the landscape of his body - the Black male body - to reconcile a life perforated with racial violence, sexual objectification, and cultural dislocation. in the body fleshes out the slippery experiences leaving one naked and alone down dark paths into the open. Adewumi’s use of photography and self-portraiture renders flesh and spirit as a bold statement against a society erecting itself on the demise of Black gay men.

Opening Reception

Friday, August 9, 2019

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Artist Talk

Saturday, August 10, 2019

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Closing Reception 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Janette Kennedy Gallery

The Janette Kennedy Gallery, formerly the South Side Gallery, was established in 2002 as a means for local artists, the Artist's Residency Program and the Community at large to exhibit their works. 

The gallery is located in the basement of South Side on Lamar Loft building. See map for more details on location. Access to the gallery will be provided to guests at the front desk.

The Janette Kennedy Gallery

1409 South Lamar Street
South Side on Lamar
Dallas, TX 75215

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