Just Being Polite | chaNorth Alumni
February 3 - 13, 2018
One Brooklyn Bridge Park
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 3, 5:30 - 8:30pm
Amelia Heintzelman, with guest performer Leah Fournier
Just Being Polite features the work of Chashama’s Fall 2017 chaNorth Residency alumni.
"In our current cultural mood, bordering on oppressive politeness, the statement "just being polite" is a defensive exchange made between people when one’s politeness is rejected. Politeness has become a veneer to cover any and everything sensitive, damaged, uncertain, confused, unequal, oppressed, violent, sexual, personal, natural, primitive, uncontrollable, or conflicted. The artists in this exhibition are done “trying to be polite,” communicating instead with honest, complex emotions about difficult states and situations with agency, energy and without apology."