Crystal Z. Campbell: Notes from Black Wall Street

Wednesday, Mar 2, 2022 6 – 7 pm

Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60201

In-Person, Free | RSVP

Oklahoma-based artist, filmmaker, and curator Crystal Z. Campbell confronts the “public secrets” of American life, such as racism, gentrification, and resource extraction, by interrogating layers of history and erasure. In the first of two nights of screenings and talks, Campbell will discuss their recent body of work, Notes from Black Wall Street, a group of paintings, videos, and installations exploring the rebuilding of the Greenwood district following the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. In this cycle of works, Campbell activates diverse materials such paint, archival photography, and fired clay to excavate the tactile histories of Tulsa’s African American community, using techniques of assemblage and abstraction to bring these histories to life in the present.

Presented with support from Art, Theory, Practice at Northwestern University. Image credit: Crystal Z Campbell photographed by Jeremy Charles