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EXHIBIT – “Celestia Morgan: Disparities”
May 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until May 20, 2022
The Paul R. Jones Museum is proud to present a solo exhibition, Celestia Morgan: Disparities, March 4 – May 20, 2022. The museum will host a reception for the artist on Friday, April 1 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., during downtown Tuscaloosa’s First Friday festivities.
What does it mean in our society, one of the richest in the world, to not only systematically deny opportunities for progress and prosperity, but to also obstruct access to basic life needs such as food and housing? Continuing within her series of critically acclaimed photos and visual works titled REDLINE, Celestia Morgan’s new work asks difficult questions of her viewers. In visually frank images, Morgan’s work displays and discusses historically deep-rooted inequalities related to housing and other basic life necessities. She works across several artistic mediums, incorporating sculpture, map making and community engagement as well as photography and video into her work.
Celestia Morgan was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She earned her BFA in photography from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2012 and her MFA from The University of Alabama in 2017. Morgan has taught visual arts in the Birmingham City Schools and served as a photography instructor at UA. She is currently a postdoctoral research associate at UA.
Celestia Morgan: Disparities has been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.