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Immersive Art Exhibitions Await at NKU Art Galleries

Aug. 9, 2023
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Northern Kentucky University's Art Galleries are proud to present two thought-provoking art exhibitions, "Cadence" by Alice Pixley Young & Adrienne Dixon, and "Portal Again" by M’Shinda Imani Abdullah Broaddus. These exhibitions will be on display from August 24 through October 20, with an opening reception scheduled for August 24 from 5-7 p.m.

  • Exhibition Run: Aug. 24-Oct. 20, 2023
  • Opening Reception: Aug. 24, 5-7 p.m.
  • Location: NKU Art Galleries | Northern Kentucky University, 324 Fine Arts Center, Nunn Dr., Highland Heights, KY 41099

In the Main Gallery, artists Alice Pixley Young and Adrienne Dixon come together to create a mesmerizing multimedia exhibition titled "Cadence." Through captivating site-specific installations, Young and Dixon delve into the interplay between light and space, inviting visitors to experience an immersive sensory journey. Themes of sustainability, color, architecture, and the environment are skillfully woven together to activate viewers' perceptual and spatial awareness. The exhibition encourages contemplation of our surroundings and challenges visitors to engage with their environment on a deeper level.

In the Third Floor Gallery, artist M’Shinda Imani Abdullah Broaddus presents "Portal Again," a series of captivating photographic collages that delve into the artist's journey of self-discovery as a gay black male. These intricate portals challenge the visual media's history of dehumanizing black men, particularly within the realm of gay pornography. Broaddus' work provides a window into the complexities of identity and how historical perceptions have shaped the way gay black men envision their place in the world.

About NKU Art Galleries: The NKU Art Galleries are located on the third floor of the NKU Fine Arts Center. Parking is available for a fee in the Welcome Center Garage. Free parking is available on reception night in Lots I and D. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The galleries are closed on major holidays and weekends. Admission is free. For more information, visit

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