The Magic and Mystery of Nat Turner New Works by Stephen Towns
On View: Saturday November 5, 2016 – February 18, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5, 2016, 3 – 6 PM
2224 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Take Me Away to the Stars explores how violence is processed through escapism, religion and myth. Using Nat Turner’s historic slave rebellion, Visual Artist Stephen Towns constructs a contemporary story though drawings, paintings and quilts. Take Me Away to the Stars provides an avenue to process the violence of American history, and provides a framework on how to navigate and articulate the anger and frustration that continues to exists throughout the nation today.
This project is supported in part by a Rubys Artist Project Grant, an initiative conceived and initiated with start-up funding from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation and a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance
*Image “One Night at Cabin Pond”. Mixed Media Quilt. 36 x 28.5 in. 2016