Exhibitions Crystal Z Campbell: Go-Rilla Means War
February 2-March 16, 2018 VSW Gallery
VSW is proud to present an installation and screening of Go-Rilla Means War by artist and writer Crystal Z Campbell. Featuring 35mm footage salvaged from a now demolished black civil rights theater in Brooklyn, New York, Go-Rilla Means War is an experimental short that merges fact and fiction. The film is a relic of gentrification, and highlights the complex intersections of development, cultural preservation, and erasure in the form of an intricately woven parable and celluloid frames weathered by decades of urban neglect.
Crystal Z Campbell is an interdisciplinary artist and writer of African-American, Filipino, and Chinese descents. Campbell combines physical archives, found objects, and internet sources while questioning the politics of the witness. Campbell exhibits internationally and has been resident at Skowhegan, Whitney ISP, MacDowell, Smithsonian Museum, and Tulsa Artist Fellowship.
First Friday Opening, Screening, and Artist Talk
Friday, February 2, 2018: Doors open at 6, Screening at 7, Artist Talk at 8
Support for this project came from Joy of Giving Something and the New York State Council on the Arts Visual Arts program.