Tender is Our Skin at Alabama Contemporary Art Center, Mobile

By March 12, 2022
a Black family lounging on a beach at sunset, a few members are looking toward the direction of something, perhaps the setting sun. a small toddler drinks from a Hug fruit barrel and stares at the camera while sipping blue juice. in the foreground, a young mother holds her baby and feeds it a bottle
Preston Gannaway, Untitled (tent family), 2013; archival pigment print, 20 by 30 inches. Image courtesy The Do Good Fund..
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Installation view of Tender is Our Skin at the Alabama Contemporary Arts Center. Image courtesy Alabama Contemporary.
Bill Yates, Untitled, 1973; gelatin silver print, 14 by 14 inches. Image courtesy The Do Good Fund.

Tender is Our Skin is an exhibition of photographs, films, videos, and voices by artists whose work explores the intimate moments of coming of age. The selection of works focuses on individual narratives and contemplates how stereotypes are shaped in our society. Through the artist lens and voices the exhibition challenges how society defines concept of identity and kinship at the threshold of youth and adulthood. The exhibition questions how traditional rites of passage have changed over time influenced by social climate, history, and environmental changes.  

The exhibition features photographs from the collection of the Do Good Fund and selected works by artists whose work is in the collection.

Titus Brooks Heagins, Marco & Irma at La Vaquita, n.d.; archival pigment print, 13 by 19 inches. Image courtesy The Do Good Fund.
Celestia Morgan, My Court, n.d.; archival pigment print, 11 1/2 by 17 inches. Image courtesy The Do Good Fund.
Peyton Fulford, Rian With Friends, 2017; archival pigment print, 23 1/4 by 19 inches. Image courtesy The Do Good Fund.
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Stacy Kranitz, Untitled (Louisiana), 2017; archival pigment print, 16 1/4 by 24 1/4 inches. Image courtesy The Do Good Fund.
Baldwin Lee, Baby on Wall, Rosedale, MS, 1986; silver gelatin print, 15 by 19 inches. Image courtesy The Do Good Fund.
Peyton Fulford, Tia, 2017; archival pigment print, 23 1/4 by 19 inches. Image courtesy The Do Good Fund.

Tender is Our Skin is on view at Alabama Contemporary Art Center in Mobile through March 26, 2022.

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