Liliana Bloch Gallery presents Letitia Huckaby: "40 Acres Gumbo Ya Ya" opening reception

Liliana Bloch Gallery presents Letitia Huckaby: "40 Acres Gumbo Ya Ya"
Letitia Huckaby, Bayou L'Ours, 2017, pigment print on fabric with vintage embroidery hoop, dimensions variable (approximately 27” x 20”). Photo courtesy of Letitia Huckaby

Liliana Bloch Gallery will present “40 Acres Gumbo Ya Ya,” a solo exhibition by Letitia Huckaby. “40 Acres Gumbo Ya Ya” is a poetic examination of a promise made by Union General William Sherman for agrarian reform to enslaved African American farmers. Gumbo Ya Ya means, “everybody talks at once.” Referencing broken agreements (just words) and the continual discussion (everybody talking at once) about the Blues originating past.

Huckaby’s images were taken in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, and they depict a rural southern landscape, the reality and longings of a neglected culture steeped in disappointment. Framed in vintage embroidery hoops, the landscape embodies the hopes and dreams of one generation to the next.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through October 7.

Event Details

When

9.9.17 | 6:00 pm

Where

2271 Monitor St.
Dallas, TX 75207

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Admission is free.