July 5, 2019 – October 6, 2019

I Sing the Body is a group photography show that is a response to the glorious variety of skin and body types that surround us.


Works were chosen from the Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Collection as well as a number of loans from museums, galleries, and exhibiting artists. The exhibition include works by Christopher Bucklow, John Coplans, Amber N. Ford, Myra Greene, Peter Larson, Richard Learoyd, Lewis Morley, Zanele Muholi, Carla van de Puttelaar, Carlo Van de Roer, George Sánchez-Calderón, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Matthew Stone, Lyndsy Welgos, Carmen Winant, and Sarp Kerem Yavuz.


This exhibition was organized by Transformer Station.


I SING THE BODY


AND THIS, MY BODY

BE A UNIVERSE

CELLS, STAR MADE

THE LIGHT WE SHARE

MAKES US HEAVEN

ONTO OURSELVES


AND WE KNOW BEAUTY

WITHIN A MIRROR GLANCE

US LOVING US

FOR THE BODIES WE HAVE.


-Ra Washington





Sarp Kerem Yavuz (b. 1991), "Hesap" (Detail), 2016, Archival Pigment Print.







Image credits: I SING THE BODY, July 5–September 29, 2019. Transformer Station. Image courtesy of Rustin McCann, 2019.



Zanele Muholi (b. 1972), "Bona, Charlottesville (9781)," 2015, Gelatin Silver Print.



I SING THE BODY, poem by Ra Washington.