Trace

Trace: Site, Land & Diaspora
May 18, 2019 - October 5, 2019
The African American Library at the Gregory School


Trace is an exhibition by Israel Mccloud and Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud (father and daughter) recalling and imagining local historic sites of black diaspora that are no longer in existence or that have been forgotten. Artwork in this exhibition brings visibility to these cultural sites in an attempt to recall the vital histories, memories and impact of black life in Houston. Trace includes mapping of local landscapes of forgotten African American histories; paintings centering on language as it relates to neighborhoods and poetry; and weavings/fiber pieces exploring the layout of black communities and buildings.


This exhibition is generously supported by:
City of Houston
Houston Public Library
The African American Library at the Gregory School