Please join us for the opening reception of the exhibition Reclamation II: Ruddy Roye & Curtis Talwst Santiago, from 7-9pm in the Dweck Auditorium and Lobby.

The evening will begin with an artist talk by Radcliffe "Ruddy" Roye, who will share the stories behind the photographs on view and his photographic ethos. DJ Kamau Preston, world-class mix master, will set Roye's images to music.

The talk will take place in the Dweck Auditorium starting at 7:00pm. It will be followed by light refreshments in the Dweck Lobby. Registration is required.

Attendees can explore the artwork throughout the building, which can be found on each floor, following the artist talk until 9pm.

Radcliffe "Ruddy" Roye (b. 1969, Jamaica) is a Brooklyn based documentary photographer specializing in editorial and environmental portraits and photo-journalism photography, fearlessly addressing pressing issues of social justice and culture through his visual storytelling. 

Kamau Preston Jamaican-born DJ Kamau Preston is expanding the boundaries of Djing through his craft and finesse, spinning a mix of many musical genres internationally for over ten years.

About the Exhibition

The second of a two-part exhibition dedicated to issues of social justice, this show brings together photographs by Radcliffe “Ruddy” Roye and sculptures by Curtis Talwst Santiago as they focus on the Black experience, contrasting the realism of contemporary inequality and structural racism with the positive force of cultural resistance. The title of the exhibition, Reclamation, takes inspiration from these dual gestures of political resistance and cultural preservation expressed in their artwork. To reclaim is to reassert rights and, in another sense, to salvage material. Exhibition page

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