Exhibits - Austin Public Library

images by Kris Graves
Kris Graves: Testament Project

January 14 – February 29, 2020

Central Library Main Gallery | 710 W. César Chávez St.

Opening Reception & Artist Talk Sunday, February 2, 2020, 2 – 4 PM 

The Testament Project is an exploration and re-conception of the contemporary black experience in America. More often than not, black people are portrayed in the extreme—either as very rich or very poor, they are demonized, infantilized, ridiculed, idolized or hyper-sexualized; and within the art canon there is a noticeable scarcity of black representation.

Kris Graves (b. 1982 New York, NY) is a photographer and publisher based in New York and London. He received his BFA in Visual Arts from S.U.N.Y. Purchase College and has been published and exhibited globally, including the National Portrait Gallery in London, England; Aperture Gallery, New York; University of Arizona, Tucson; Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon; and Brooklyn Museum, New York; among others. 

Images by Kris Graves

*Note: The gallery will be closed temporarily on the following dates for events: Wednesday, January 15; Friday, January 24; Saturday, January 25; Saturday, January 31; Sunday, February 2; Wednesday, February 12; Thursday, February 13; Wednesday, February 19; Thursday, February 20; Sunday, February 23; Wednesday, February 26; Thursday, February 27; Friday, February 28