we make do//wit what we got
// 6 Mar- 17 Apr
eubie blake center balt., md
we make do//wit wat
an ode to blk wmxn
is a cross-disciplinary show that speaks to the innate power of the black womxn’s ability to make somethin outta nuthin.Embodying the words and spirit of the late poet and activist June Jordan who reminds us, “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for''.
is the debut solo exhibition of a self-taught Baltimore cinematographer, director and photographer Kirby Griffin. Griffin uses his skill to capture the depths of black personhood and humanity. Through his methodical use of chiaroscuro, his works tell beautiful stories of the individual, with his subjects exuding a pensive and reflective nature.
Griffin shares, “So I was driven towards a God, a Black Woman, to be the subject, one specifically skilled in movement, and could communicate in that form.... I felt like I witnessed a reincarnation of mystique, in the form of Dark.”