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Art & Art History

Gravity Pleasure Switchback Opening Reception


Courtesy Leah Baron|

Friday, May 19, 2023
Gallery 400
400 South Peoria

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Join us for the opening reception of Gallery 400’s exhibition Gravity Pleasure Switchback, the first major solo exhibition of Derrick Woods-Morrow. The exhibition manifests itself as a euphoric dream state containing the phases and spaces inhabited by Black American Southerners. Wavering between life and death, rest and the hustle of everyday life, Gravity Pleasure Switchback is grounded in the exploration of the body as a place of boundless possibility. 

Woods-Morrow engages everyday materials to accentuate the vast shine, grit, and tangible labor being performed in private domesticity. Across his installations, sculptures, and films, he locates and entangles the exchanges of sexuality, desire, and the casual consumption of these energies.

ACCESS INFORMATION: This program is free and open to the public. For questions and access accommodations, email