Seattle’s historic Paramount Theatre launched its Re:definition gallery space in January this year, with an inaugural show curated by Jonathan Moore and Tariqa Waters. This Friday, the second show curated by Moore and Waters opens, featuring works by Jazz Brown and Christopher Shaw.
The Re:definition space connects theatregoers with visual art made by local artists of color in the lobby bar of the theatre. What does it redefine? From the Seattle Theatre Group website:
As a society, we prescribe definitions to our spaces and faces, in an effort to put the world around us into context. Via participation with a significant number of arts managers in our area, Seattle Theatre Group has gained an increased sensitivity to how definitions can be limiting, outdated and in many cases, hurtful. To expand the conversation on the importance of space and how it can be illuminating, STG will be showcasing three visual art exhibits featuring Black artists and their work within the context of an historic space.
The goal of this coming year’s project is to elevate the presence of and the availability of work created by Black artists in Seattle. Future exhibits will continue to focus on illustrating the work of local visual artists responding to issues of importance, as we keep evolving the ways in which we use our space(s). The Paramount lobby bar space offers a unique opportunity for participating artists’ work to be seen by the roughly 500,000 people who come through the theatre’s doors each season for a variety of engagements.
Read more about Re:definition on Seattle Theatre Group’s website.
Re:definition Presents Jazz Brown and Christopher Shaw Launch Party
When: Friday, May 20 from 7pm to 10pm
Where: The Paramount Theatre
Free and open to the public, but RSVP is requested. RSVP online. Bar with ID.