June 9th-July 15th
Microscope Gallery is very pleased to present “Subtle Subversions,” a group exhibition of new and recent works by artists Ayanna Dozier, Morrison Gong, Bang Geul Han, Africanus Okokon, Demetrius Oliver, Vanessa Gully Santiago, and Andrew Paul Woolbright.
Although varying widely in terms of artistic medium and approach, the works in painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and mixed-media challenge and defy prevalent customs, societal controls and power structures, through subtle, poetic, and highly personal means. Together, the multi-layered and nuanced works allude to both the harmfulness as well as the absurdity of various entrenched societal, corporate, and governmental norms, policies, and laws — especially those related to privacy, body autonomy, and racial, gender, and sexual discrimination. Furthermore, the works collectively reflect upon the manners in which various technologies are used to monitor activities, sway perceptions, and maintain or alter the status quo.