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Birmingham, AL join Tia-Simone Gardner if you can today at Ground Floor Contemporary at 2pm, 111 Richard Arrington Blvd, to talk about the work that she does and why she’s laboring to move ideas and materials through the world.

“Thanks to Sara Garden Armstrong for bring me to make this happen.

I love my work and have had the help of some truly powerful and amazing women to get this far in life, but do tell your art collecting friends. I’m contemplating making up Macy Grey Style tee shirts (BUY MY ART WORK) cause a sister is trying to enable our work to get done in this city with whatever coins she can gather.”
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She Ain't Gone Nowher'

January 4, 2018, 5:00pm - January 21, 2018, 5:00pm

Ground Floor Contemporary is pleased to present 'She Ain’t Gone Nowher’' the first solo exhibition in Birmingham, Alabama by Birmingham native Tia-Simone Gardner. Work in the exhibition draws on Gardner’s interests in Black feminist mythology and place. Each work explores an event, or sequence of events taken from the writings of Black feminist activists of the 19th and 20th century, including Harriet Jacobs, Audre Lorde, and Winnie Mandela. Merging drawing with fragments of film and photographic projection, the works collapse and expand problem-events, such as the naïve outburst of a child that results in a moment of humiliation, with imagery saturated with spatial stories. Gardner uses excerpted texts, architectural and diagrammatic drawings to illuminate acts of spatial violence and resistance that are ultimately un-representable. She Ain’t Gone Nowher’ opens Thursday, January 4, 2018, from 5pm to 7:30 pm, and will also be open the following three Sundays. Sunday gallery hours are from 1pm to 4pm and will include talks and conversations by the following: January 4, 5 – 7:30 pm Opening Reception January 7, 2pm Artist Talk January 14, 2 pm Conversation with Cheryl Morgan – Architecture and Geography January 21 Essentials for Contemporary Artists

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