“You’re the Only Reason I’m Staying Here by Katherine Simóne Reynolds, was a highlight. Screened three times throughout the day, the three-channel, five-part video installation continuously shifted the position of the gaze, perplexing the viewer, but in this way questioned the pronouns me/you/it/us/them and the norms assigned to these pronouns by using the visual and spoken language around them. Depicting a series of scenes with young, Black performers (including the artist and her brother) set into various landscapes ranging from the St. Louis riverfront to the entrance to a high-rise, these bodies performed for an unattributable audience. The work was a critique on the cultural and institutional positions attributed to Black bodies, and particularly how the white imagination limits access to particular kinds of physical and cultural space” - Merve Bedir for Temporary Art Review

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