Skip to content

An Artist Talk with Elgin Cleckley

  • Share:
Name: An Artist Talk with Elgin Cleckley
Date: May 25, 2023
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
Event Description:
An Artist Talk with Elgin Cleckley
May 25, 2023
Thursday, 5:30 PM

Join us for an evening gallery talk with Good Hart Artist in Residence, Elgin Cleckley.
In this talk Elgin Cleckley will outline his journey to developing Brookes (revisited), an installation/exhibition that accurately humanizes the iconic drawing Stowage of a British Slave Ship Brookes under the Regulated Slave Trade Act of 1788 through models, drawings, and interactives. Cleckley, an architect, designer, educator and visual artist will detail how the work melds art, architecture, history, and storytelling incorporating three decades of research and combined data. 

Enjoy refreshments and light fare after the gallery talk.

Artist Statement: "While at Good Hart, I will continue developing an installation/exhibition that accurately and empathically visualizes elements of the middle passage, making new connections to today's urgent realities of over surveillance, incarceration, migration, and racial justice. The work melds art, architecture, History, and storytelling to meld three decades of research and combined data. The result is transformative in that it leaves space for viewers of all backgrounds to consider, imagine, and discuss the realities of the Middle Passage, critically analyzing visuals used in 1788. The work will exhibit in national, and global locations starting in 2024."

Elgin Cleckley, NOMA, is an Assistant Professor of Architecture and Design with an appointment in the school of Education and Human Development and the School of Nursing. He is the director of Design Justice at UV's Equity Center (Democracy Initiative Center for the Redress of Inequality through Community-Engaged Scholarship), where he leads the school's NOMA Project Pipeline: Architecture Mentorship Program. 

Free to attend.

Charlevoix Circle of Arts 109 Clinton Street Charlevoix, MI 49720
Date/Time Information:
May 25, 2023 5:30 PM
Contact Information:
Free to public
Set a Reminder:
Enter your email address below to receive a reminder message.