Urbano Project is delighted to announce it will host Darren Alexander Cole’s exhibition, Who is My Neighbor? from July 28th to September 9th at its Jamaica Plain gallery space at 29 Germania Street. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, July 28th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. This public event will also include an artist talk at 7:30 pm.
Cole’s solo exhibition will feature an interactive multi-media installation (projection, sound, and video) to explore issues of community transparency in the context of Boston’s Egleston Square. Who is my neighbor? interacts with the neighborhood’s relationship to public space, light, and sound, to connect place, community awareness, and a moment in time. Driven by Cole’e belief that communities can grow when important matters are transparent, his installation enables viewers to see themselves in terms of common interests and constructive dialogues.
“Urbano is proud to feature the installation work of one of our summer teaching artists, Darren Cole,” said Urbano Executive Director Stella Aguirre McGregor. “Cole’s artwork is an exciting example of the critical place-based artwork that inspires our artists, students, and greater Urbano community.”
Cole’s show, the second in a new series of Urbano exhibitions, is curated in support of Urbano’s creative theme, The Commons|The Other. Urbano’s artists, staff, and youth work with community members to address themes of racial, ethnic, cultural, and urban identity and representation embedded within our communities. The goal of Urbano’s place-based projects, including its exhibitions, is to develop social/creative laboratories to increase inter-group understanding, tolerance, and civic culture in the city of Boston.
About Darren Alexander Cole:
Darren Alexander Cole, a multi-disciplinary artist, holds a BFA from University of Wisconsin, Milwakee, and a MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Over the past decade Cole has collaborated with artists such as Rick Ross and John Legend while also dabbling in commercial work for brands such as Bombay Sapphire and MIT. Cole is currently focusing his creativity on education through cinema and the arts, while producing feature, short, artistic based films.
About Urbano Project:
Urbano is an art studio that facilitates encounters between artist-mentors, local youth and community members to learn, and experiment through creative placemaking while igniting positive social change. For more information visit www.urbanoproject.org