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all de watermillion fr’um heabun

May 18-July 27

This body of work serves as a poignant social allegory, utilizing the watermelon—a historically charged symbol— to critique the commodification of Black culture within American capitalist systems.

“all de watermillion fr’um heabun” is a solo exhibition by artist Christine Miller, featuring a collection of watercolor paintings, sculptural pieces, and multimedia works. This body of work serves as a poignant social allegory, utilizing the watermelon—a historically charged symbol— to critique the commodification of Black culture within American capitalist systems.

The watermelon motif, satirical and provocative, takes center stage in Miller’s works. The paintings, adorned with Pan African flag ribbons, exude a sense of softness, femininity, and care amidst societal critiques. With exhibition title ‘all de watermillion fr’um heabun’ and her recent use of ‘watermillions’ instead of watermelons in her practice, Miller challenges the weaponization of documentation and language in reinforcing dominant caste systems through exaggerated dialect and mockery.

The exhibition and title invites reflection on the American notion of whiteness as a divine right within caste systems, questioning the very concept of divinity associated with racial hierarchy. Each piece, like the seedless watermelons depicted, confronts the stark reality of historical harm endured by African Americans in American society.




Details

Start:
May 18 @ 12:00 pm
End:
July 27 @ 4:00 pm
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Event Registration:
satorprojects.com/exhibitions/watermillions

Organized By

Christine Miller
Organizer Website
christinelaurinmiller.com/about

Venue

SATOR projects
1607 SE 3rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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Phone:
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Website:
https://www.satorprojects.com/

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