The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center is proud to present a new exhibition of work by New York-based photographer, Lola Flash. SALT will open in the Heritage Center’s Contemporary Gallery on October 17 with a virtual reception at 6:30 pm, followed by a virtual conversation between Lola Flash and the writer Jessica Lynne at 7:00 pm. This program is the fifth in the Seeing Black: Disrupting the Visual Narrative speaker series.
The exhibition will run from October 17 – January 16, 2021 in the Contemporary Gallery.
Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm / Saturday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lola Flash Working at the forefront of genderqueer visual politics for more than three decades, photographer Lola Flash’s work challenges stereotypes and gender, sexual, and racial preconceptions.
An active member of ACT UP during the time of the AIDS epidemic in New York City, Flash was notably featured in the 1989 “Kissing Doesn’t Kill” poster. Her art and activism are profoundly connected, fueling a life-long commitment to visibility and preserving the legacy of LGBTQIA+ and communities of color worldwide. Flash is also a member of the Kamoinge Collective.
She has been working as a practicing artist and teacher in the US and UK with numerous international exhibitions and commissions over the past couple of decades, and has work included in important public collections such as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Brooklyn Museum.
Flash is a committed artist using photography to challenge stereotypes and offer ‘new ways of seeing’ – who brings many years of experience as a teacher, photographer, woman – a variety of diverse skills derived from engaging in high and low art, working with children, adolescents and adults from diverse cultural backgrounds, from traveling and enjoying life as such. Her passion for the medium of photography and its ability to visually allure while initiating change and progress has brought her this far.
Flash welcomes sharing ideas with those who are willing to not only look, but also see.