This exhibition reflects Yrneh Gabon Brown's personal journey and awakening while researching and documenting the devastating effects of prejudice, ignorance and/or violence inflicted upon people affected with albinism in Tanzania, Jamaica and, to a lesser degree, the United States of America. Through videos recorded in these locations and artwork created in various media (photography, collage, assemblage, sheet metal, cast bronze and ceramic sculpture), the artist shares the inspiration from his trips and the heartfelt devotion he has developed towards children and adults living with the condition of albinism. In his first solo exhibition in a major Los Angeles museum, Jamaican born artist, Yrneh Gabon Brown, has produced powerful work intended to effectuate change through artistic exploration, social engagement and public discourse.
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Saturday, September 20, 2014, 1 - 4:30 pm
WALK-THROUGH and CONVERSATION
Join artist Yrneh Gabon Brown and exhibition curator Mar Hollingsworth for a dynamic walk-through of the exhibition Visibly Invisible, and an additional informal conversation with local scholars, advisers and supporters, Paul Van Blum and Karen Koblitz. Light refreshments to follow. RSVP preferred at 213.744.2024
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2 - 3:00 pm
DANCE AND POETRY PERFORMANCE
Inspired by his experiences in Tanzania, Yrneh Gabon Brown performs a unique piece accompanied by professional dancers from JazzAntiqua Dance & Music Ensemble. Choreography: Pat Taylor.
Saturday, January 10, 2015, 2 - 3:00 pm
FILM SCREENING. Black and White: Crimes of Color (58 min).
This film documents the efforts of Vicky Ntetema, a BBC radio journalist, as she begins an investigation into the black market traffic of body parts of persons with albinism. Film courtesy of Under the Same Sun, an organization devoted to helping people with albinism in Tanzania.
Saturday, February 7, 2015, 2 - 4:00 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: ALBINISM IN TANZANIA
CAAM is proud to present a panel discussion exploring the genetics behind albinism, and the social-political factors leading to the plight of the albino people. Panelists include Dr. Murray Brilliant, PhD., Senior Scientist, Director at the Center for Human Genetics at the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Wisconsin, and Dr. Rebecca Kammer, Clinical Consultant, Optometric Education at VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Founder of Low Vision U, Orange County.