Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter: "Occupational Hazards"
September 18th - October 15th, 2016.
Sunday, September 18, 2016 3-6 PM
Sunday, October 2, 2016 3-6 PM
Celebrated Washington, D.C.- based artist Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter explores the myriad faces of gentrification in a landmark exhibition at Station North Arts and Entertainment District gallery, New Door Creative. The month long presentation includes a Gallery Talk on Sunday, October 2nd, 2016.
The exhibition is entitled Occupational Hazards, and will feature twelve mixed media works created in 2014-2015. In these works, construction materials are interlaced with layered patterns and text. Varied in scale, the works singularly and collectively present a narrative for the evolving urban dynamic of gentrification. The artist initiated the series to establish a point of discussion, and to advance the dialogue beyond the scope of conjecture. Combining printmaking and assemblage with painting, Gibson-Hunter courageously takes on this extremely complex subject, launching the questions: “What is it?” “How does it look?” “What is the social and economic impact?”
A graduate of Temple University and Howard University (MFA, Printmaking), Gibson-Hunter studied at the renowned Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Studio in New York City; and later received a fellowship from the Bronx Museum of Art. She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards that includes the Artist Fellowship Program Grant- D.C. Commission of the Arts and Humanities. Her work is included in the Washington, D.C. Art Bank, the John A. Wilson Building Permanent Art Collection (Washington, D.C), the Embassy of Liberia (Monrovia, Liberia), and other notable collections.