Durham Under Development | Pleiades Gallery | Arts | Indy Week


Durham Under Development

When: Feb. 10-March 6 2016


As the city roils and shifts around Pleiades, the downtown gallery shouts back in Durham Under Development, an ongoing show (through March 6) with a number of events. Citing the incredible amount of money coursing through development projects on the Downtown Loop, Pleiades put out a call for original pieces that would help "think about and discuss how we want go to forward, rather than to presume development is linear and therefore that certain people have expertise, sway, authority, that we, as a community, do not." In an exhibit juried by a group of artists, activists, and development experts, seventeen artists join the nine Pleiades artists-in-residence to respond to urban flux. We were struck by Kim Wheaton's "Five Points: Past, Present, Future" (pictured here), which starkly illustrates the omnipotent view of time only attainable through a creative lens. After visiting the gallery for the Third Friday reception this week, head to the Durham Hotel on Sunday for this night of spoken-word poetry inspired by the show, hosted by Dasan Ahanu. There are also community discussions scheduled at Pleiades on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 5, at 1 p.m. —Brian Howe

THE DURHAM HOTEL, DURHAM 7–9 p.m., free, www.pleiadesartdurham.com

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