This is a Black Neighborhood
August 16–25, Wednesday–Saturday, 12:00–5:00 PM
Opening reception August 16, 5:00–7:00 PM
Located at Sarah Gormley Gallery
95 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Produced by Allie Martin, PhD, This is a Black Neighborhood is the culmination of her time as an Aminah Robinson Fellowship and Residency Program writer-in-residence, where she has spent three months living and working in the late Aminah Robinson’s home studio. The Aminah Robinson writing residency is organized by CMA and celebrates the legacy of the late Columbus artist by supporting the work of African American writers, researchers and scholars from across the nation.
For this presentation, Martin will transform the gallery into a ‘Black neighborhood’ by incorporating soundscape compositions sourced from various locations across Columbus. During her residency, Martin carefully listened to the sounds of the city, capturing the essence of different neighborhoods and community events from arts festivals to Juneteenth celebrations. The installation will also include sounds collected during her time spent in Washington, DC, and Prince George’s County, Maryland. In addition to the new soundscape, the installation will feature interpretations of Aminah Robinson’s composition.
Brooke Minto, Executive Director and CEO of CMA says, “It has been a pleasure getting to know Allie over the past few months. I am impressed by her thoughtful research, publications and experimental work in sound; and grateful for her contribution to our exploration of critical issues facing communities near and far. Her new installation illustrates the impact of CMA’s Aminah Robinson Fellowship and Residency Program in supporting and amplifying the work of Black artists across the nation.”