Christopher Udemezue's Top-A-Toppa
July 31—August 9, 2015
Opening reception / Friday, July 31st, 7.00pm
Closing reception / Sunday, August 9th, 7.00pm
Stream Gallery is pleased to present “Top-A-Toppa”, a solo exhibition featuring new work from the artist Christopher Udemezue. Join us on Friday, July 31st at 7pm, for the exhibition opening. Udemezue will also premier a special performance on the show closing night August 9th at 7PM.
The exhibition “Top-A-Toppa” is a body of work that explores black and brown queer bodies at large and the real individuals that become contemporary martyrs for justice in the face of adversity. More specifically the pieces look at the queer people of Jamaica and the Gully Queens in the nation’s capital, Kingston.
About Christopher Udemezue
Christopher Udemezue born in Long Island, NY as a first generation Jamaican American has shown at a variety of galleries and museums, including the Queens Museum of Art, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, AC Institute Art Gallery, and Envoy Enterprises. Udemezue has been featured on Afro Punk, Style.com and was a part of the OUT Magazine’s OUT 100 2013. As an active member in the art collective House of Ladosha, Udemezue’s work explores queer issues as they intertwine with the social politics of communities of color. His recent body of work utilizes his Jamaican heritage and the complexities of gender identity, desire, tragedy through personal and public mythology and public lynching as a primary source.