Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required
October 24, 2016

Contact: Andy Johnson

Some Assembly Required an MFA Thesis Exhibition by Nakeya Brown

Gallery 102: 801 22nd Street NW Washington, DC 20052
Exhibition Dates: October 31 – November 11, 2016
Opening Reception: November 3, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Gallery 102 is pleased to present Some Assembly Required, a solo exhibition featuring new installation and photographic works by second-year Master of Fine Arts candidate Nakeya Brown.

Presenting familial, commercial, and still life imagery, Some Assembly Required explores the role photography plays in constructing the frames through which sectors of American life can be viewed. Special focus is placed on mass produced objects, their packaging, and the space where mass production is performed or contained. In Some Assembly Required, Brown assembles pieces of history, be they personal, political, or commoditized to further examine how issues around labor and representation of Black women in America have intergenerational ties. 

Nakeya Brown was born in Santa Maria, California in 1988. She received her BA in Visual Arts and Journalism & Media Studies from Rutgers University. Her photography has been exhibited at the McKenna Museum of African American Art, Woman Made Gallery, Vivid Solutions Gallery, and Welancora Gallery. Brown’s work has been featured in publications such as New York Mag, Saint Heron, Dazed & Confused, The Fader, and NYLON, and has been published by international publications, Hysteria and Elephant. She is currently pursuing her M.F.A in Photography at The George Washington University.

Gallery 102 is a student run exhibition space located at The George Washington University whose mission is to support student and faculty with curatorial and exhibition opportunities. For additional information please contact