The Opening Reception of Jordan Porter-Woodruff’s “Portraits: Working Hands”

The Opening Reception of Jordan Porter-Woodruff's "Portraits: Working Hands"

fri05apr6:00 pmfri9:00 pmThe Opening Reception of Jordan Porter-Woodruff's "Portraits: Working Hands"The Catacombs


(Friday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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Join us in the Catacombs Gallery on Friday, April 5th from 6 to 9 p.m. for the opening reception of Jordan Porter-Woodruff's solo exhibit Portraits: Working Hands. 

In a society in which hands sign into law discriminatory policies, cause harm, and more, through her photography series Portraits: Working Hands, Porter-Woodruff explores how hands also facilitate moments of gentleness and care. Inspired by Toni Morrison’s character Baby Suggs in Beloved, who while preaching to the formerly enslaved, encourages listeners to “Love your hands! Love them. Raise them up and kiss them. Touch others with them, pat them together, stroke them on your face 'cause they don't love that either.” Collectively, the photographs are a reminder of the power of our hands and their ability to create proud moments, while also recalling the darkness that they can produce. 
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