Photograph by artist Deana Lawson of two African-American men sitting on a couch. One man is holding his hand toward the camera as if he's pulling a trigger. The other man has elaborate gold dental ornamentation.

Deana Lawson, Nation (detail), 2017 © 2018 Deana Lawson

Deana Lawson Opening Reception and Gallery Talk

Forum Gallery

Free Event

Join artist Deana Lawson and curator Dan Leers to celebrate the opening of Deana Lawson in CMOA's Forum Gallery.

For her solo exhibition at CMOA, Deana Lawson (b. 1979) presents a combination of photographs and appropriated-image installations. The photographs, some of them never before exhibited, are printed in the largest size ever for the artist and address critical issues surrounding representations of African Americans and the African diaspora.

This in-gallery conversation with the artist and cocktail reception is free and open to the public, with a cash bar. Stay afterward for Third Thursday, CMOA's monthly evening event, for $5.