DIRT: Yuta Suelo Udongo Té
Curated by: Onajide Shabaka

Ritter Art Gallery: January 22-March 5, 2016
Opening: Saturday, January 23, 2016, 6:30pm

dirt install shots
Artists: Dona Altemus, Robert Chambers, Yanira Collado, William Cordova, Edouard Duval Carrié, Veronica Scharf Garcia, Mark Hahn, Alette Simmons-Jimenez, Kim Nicolini, Lori Nozick, David Rohn, Ralph Provisero, Debra Wilk, Jovan Karlo Villalba
DIRT is a group exhibition selected by guest-curator and artist Onajide Shabaka. The exhibition presents a variety of takes –material, spiritual, metaphoric- on this fundamental substance. The artists in this exhibition reside in, or are connected to, South Florida. An illustrated catalog has been produced by the University Galleries to document the exhibition.




DIRT Catalogue

DIRT: Yuta Suelo Udongo Té

Curator: Onijde Shabaka

January 22 - March 5, 2016

Size: 9" x 9" Catalogue

Pages: 48 pages




Public Programs: 
Free & Open to the Public 
All Programs and Events at the Ritter Art Gallery
Readings in DIRT:
Thursday, February 11 at 6:30 pm
Six nationally recognized writers will read original works that explore the theme of "dirt"—its literal and figurative connotations and everything in between. Miami writers Michael Hettich, John Dufresne, Elizabeth Jacobson and Geoffrey Philp will join FAU professor of English Andrew Furman and FAU professor of Geology Edward Petuch to present their works written specifically for the exhibition as well as texts about this fundamental element that they have selected by other authors.
Gallery Talk: 
Thursday, February 18 at 6:30 pm
Join Guest Curator Onajide Shabaka and Curatorial Assistant Mariela Acuña for a conversation about the curatorial process behind DIRT.



Images: Installation views of the Ritter Art Gallery with work by Dona Altemus, Edouard Duval Carrié,
Robert Chambers, William Cordova, Kim Nicolini, Alette Simmons-Jimenez