Hosted by Inbreak and Dea Studios, Into the Deep, Unto the New is the culminating exhibition of the 2021 Inbreak Residency. This exhibition is a virtual showcase featuring works by Inbreak residents Andrew Nemr, Steve Anthony Johnson, Liberty Worth, and Arneshia Williams. Into the Deep, Unto the New provides a lens through which we see the impassioned overflow from art as practice to art as community-building in an effort to bravely uncover racialized trauma and to reimagine a post-racialized society. The reception will feature a brief introduction to the exhibition, interactive activities, and a toast to the artists.
The Inbreak Residency is an incubator for artists of any discipline, writers, curators and preachers to foster a brave space that facilitates a raw exploration of art, faith, and race in the United States. Over the course of three months, residents engage in texts, open dialogue, and somatic practice to metabolize themes surrounding racial trauma in the U.S. Each resident is encouraged to reimagine their individual role in generating social healing through self-led community projects using their practice and tools provided by the residency.
The 2021 Residents
Steven Johnson - Drawer
Steven draws intimate scenes in an effort to reframe the way in which we talk about otherness. Their works are a counter-narrative to the overwhelming onslaught of content about the oppressed. @s_a_johnson
Andrew Nemr - Tap Dancer
Andrew's work centers around listening, structure, and common ground. After more than 35 years in the practice of tap dance, these three ideas are at the core of his work. @andrewjnemr
Arneshia Williams - Dancer
Arneshia views her artwork as snapshots into the social and cultural dimensions of life. Often referencing history as a distanced conceptual backdrop, her work explores contemporary relationships through performance.
Liberty Worth - Textile Artist
Liberty is influenced by the power of art and nature to soothe trauma and bring peace. She creates works that reflect natural wonder and quiet beauty from both new and discarded or repurposed materials. @libertyworthart and @thehumblegift