This month marks the culmination of a year-long project for Art History alumnus Kimber Chewning (BA ’14), with the opening of Occupancies, an exhibition of contemporary art at the Boston University Art Galleries. Chewning co-curated the exhibition with Lynne Cooney, artistic director of the galleries. Occupancies features the work of 22 mid-career and emerging artists who explore how individual and collective bodies create, negotiate, and inhabit space. The exhibition opened in February in three BU galleries. Cooney describes the underlying motivation of the exhibition:
In the wake of recent political events in the United States, we feel it is more important than ever to provide space for underrepresented individuals to assert themselves. Making art is a way for underrepresented people to be seen and acknowledged, and our hope is viewers will come away from the show considering their own positions and with a desire to make room for others.
For more details about the exhibition, see the review in BU Today. Occupancies remains open through March 26, 2017.