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Chelsea A. Flowers: Give Me My Flowers
Open Saturday, June 12, 2021 - Sunday, July 18, 2021

Chelsea A. Flowers: Give Me My Flowers

Saturday, June 12, 2021 – Sunday, July 18, 2021
Presented in Gallery One
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About the Exhibition

On March 20th, at approx. 3:10 my dad died. There was a 29 minute window from when I was informed he was hospitalized, to when I was told he was dead. He just died. I don’t know what caused his death or why he’s dead.

For 29 minutes I had hope.

29 void minutes.

I find myself wondering if I hadn’t had that hope, maybe I wouldn’t feel so lost.

All I can do now is speculate. Speculate, what his last thoughts were. Speculate what his brain hallucinated as it struggled for oxygen before it shut down.

Chelsea A. just wants to mourn, but she has a physicality and belongs to a marginalized group that never seems to get any peace..

In Give Me My Flowers, Chelsea navigates the surreal process of trying to mourn while dealing with the mental anguish and disruptions from white supremacy.

About the Artist

Chelsea A. Flowers is an artist who holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art (2017), and a BFA from Denison University in Studio Art with a concentration in Black Studies (2013).

She has shown work at various art centers and galleries in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Iowa City, Kansas City and Philadelphia. She currently has work on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (Detroit, MI). She expanded her skills and research by attending ACRE (Steuben, WI), Real Time and Space (Oakland, CA), Ox-Bow School of Arts and Artist Residency (Saugatuck, MI) and Art Space is Your Space (Cincinnati, OH) residencies.

Her practice explores subversion to popular culture, how “otherness” is created through social and cultural critique of her environment. She explores these ideas through comedic troupes, physical play, nostalgic memorabilia, and participatory performance.
More Info: ChelseaAFlowers.com / @chelseaaf1