Project Space Artist Residency
Open Studio September 23, 2021 6-7pm. Masks Required.
Granville Carroll is an educator and Afrofuturist photographer currently based in Rochester, NY. “My work investigates the nature of reality and selfhood. I often ask questions regarding the existential nature of what it means to be human, while simultaneously addressing issues that affect me as a Black man. I work through the lens of Afrofuturism to expand ideas about blackness as a racial construct, a tonal quality, and the blackness of cosmic space. I use the cosmos as a metaphor to show how blackness is not a detriment or a space of fear and scarcity. I explore blackness as a space of origin story, of creation, and power.”
Ori, 2019 from the series Because the Sun Hath Looked Upon Me, by Granville Carroll © Granville Carroll, courtesy of the artist
This program is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Max and Marian Farash Foundation; and Joy of Giving Something.