16 new works by Clayton Singleton
Offsite Gallery inside MacArthur Center Suite 287
On view from July 9, 2021 until August 20, 2021
Monday - Saturday 11-7 Sunday 12 - 6
Free & Open to the public. Bring your family and friends
The intent of the show is to complete portraits of people currently residing in Norfolk in their neighborhoods. Some backgrounds of the portraits will be various black and white photographs of what the neighborhoods (the exact place/ street/ intersection) used to look like 20, 30, 40, 50 years ago. Additional artworks range from paintings/ drawings/ mixed media/ and video. I think this will help create a sense of history, place, identity, and cohesion of our communities.
From the stories submitted, I will harvest narratives that speak to the histories and possibilities of Norfolk and create artworks as visual anthology.
Opening night, Eight people will share scripted two minute stories about their lives in Norfolk. Each storyteller represents a ward/ Super ward & one story from me. Each week I’ll upload new video stories from residents to play on monitors in the gallery/ and on Instagram stories.
From Ward's Corner, to Ocean View to Park Place, I've lived in several neighborhoods in Norfolk. I've watched the city transform from the 1970's to the 21st century and I believe our integrated continuum is worthy of exploring and celebrating.