Virginia as F*ck Gallery is a one night gallery pop-up centralizing black, brown, queer and radically political / artistic voices.
Oct 20. 2017. 6-10pm @ 848 Granby Street. Norfolk. VA. 23510
It is a call to recalibrate - from straight / white as neutral - to an American identity that centralizes black, brown, and LGBQT people, asserting themselves as a fluid, intelligent, articulate, pioneering, dissenting culture relentlessly reinventing itself as it fights for freedom and justice.
Hampton Boyer is a working designer and muralist living in Hampton Roads. Currently he is an artist in residence at Hampton University, working with the graphic designers of tomorrow. His murals are throughout Norfolk, VA and continues to generate a distinguishable style for people to recognize. As an advocator for the arts in Hampton Roads as a whole, Boyer worked with the Contemporary Arts Network to execute fun, creative events for the public to enjoy. Boyer along with contemporaries, Asa Jackson, Sixty ladies Tall, Sunny Gicz, and many more, produced a one time experience titled 'Fully Charged Paradise' which took place at Peninsula Fine Arts Center in August 2016.
Produced by: Patrick Mullins, Janelle Burchfield
Presented in connection with #americanAF Festival
#AmericanAF was a three-week festival at the New Ohio Theatre in New York City with a nightly multi-act bill of short films, plays, panels, music, visual art, and discussion. This was an urgently pop-up event aimed to be a recalibration and recentering of American identity, to speak from a place that is fluid, diverse, inclusive, pioneering, intelligent, and relentlessly reinventing itself in the name of equality and justice. For full information about the work created and performed please visit americanaf.org.