“Songbook for Black Constellations”: Corey De’Juan Sherrard Jr
Curatorial Project, Exhibition
On View: May 27 to July 8 2023
Artist & Curator Talk: Friday, June 16th at 6:00 PM
Sabine Street Studios
East Corridor Gallery
1907 Sabine Street
Houston, TX 77007
Monday - Saturday 9am to 5pm
Free and open to the public
The works shown in Songbook for Black Constellations connect the functionality of maps with the process of composing music. This method of generating cultural objects is informed by an ever-expanding system determining (at this point in time) color, tone, and notation. This system welcomes a human touch when working across mediums, and these pieces in particular intend to manifest dialogue concerning the strengthening of networks between black institutions geographically and objectively.
About the Artist
Corey De’Juan Sherrard Jr (born 1996, Houston, TX) engineers a developing system for composing songs and generating objects that respond to the deficit of black radical propaganda within a world culture. He began producing music in 2013 and, through undergrad, exploring different mediums/materials for design and artmaking. He graduated from the University of Houston with a BS in Digital Media and currently consults at the High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Downtown Houston. Sherrard showed his solo exhibition Songbook for Black Constellations at Sanman Studios in 2023. He spins jazz at KTRU-LP 96.1 FM and occasionally produces design work for Los Angeles-based jazz label Minaret Records.
Special thanks to Alexander Squier, Justin Earl Grant, and Mariela Domínguez for their role in realizing this this exhibition.🙏
Photo Credits: Alex Barber