Contemporary Arts Center
Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center
for Contemporary Art
44 E. 6th Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Cameron Granger: The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Heaven

Poignant meditations on Black history, community, and love

30 September

12 February

Exhibition Highlights

Exhibition Details

For his solo project at the CAC, Ohio-based artist and filmmaker Cameron Granger develops a new iteration of The Line (2021) for the CAC lobby that draws from his personal biography as a Black man raised by his mother and grandmother in Ohio. By juxtaposing live-action scenes, autobiographical texts, and found footage, Granger’s videos and installations weave stories that complicate accepted interpretations of the past and present. His works thus offer poignant meditations on Black history and culture, highlighting not only the systems of racial inequity that target and police Blackness, but the communities that continue to thrive, persist, and most importantly, demonstrate love.

About the Artist

Cameron Granger (b. Cleveland, OH) is an artist based in Columbus, OH. He received his BFA from Columbus College of Art & Design (2016) and was a resident at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture (2017). Granger uses his videos and installations as sites for memory making and as means to strategize new ways of remembrance. His works have been included in several exhibitions in Columbus, OH, including No Place Gallery (2017), Roy G. Biv Gallery (2018), and the Columbus Museum of Art (2019). He also organized “The Get Free Telethon,” a 24-hour livestream community fundraiser sponsored by Red Bull Arts, New York (2020). Other recent national and international projects include Pearl, a body of collaborative works with his mother at Ctrl+Shft, Oakland (2018) and A library, for you, a traveling community library most recently housed at ikattha project space, Bombay, India (2019). He is currently an artist-in-residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem.

Curated by

This project is curated by CAC Assistant Curator Stephanie Kang.

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