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The Missed-Adventures of Br’er Rabbit and Br’er Death in the Land of Shadows

A new project by Christopher Burch

16 August – 21 September 2013

Within the folk stories of the American South the trickster figure is championed as an embodiment of ambiguity and ambivalence, calling into question fundamental assumptions about the way the world is organized and, at times, offering new possibilities of transforming it.  Acting as the shadow, brother/sister, teacher, and enemy/ally of the historical southern trickster figure of “Br’er Rabbit”, Burch’s own character “Br’er Death” reveals that the trickster’s antics are at their root never comedic but serious gestures of resistance within a hostile environment.

Aggregate Space Gallery welcomes this new installation/graphic narrative by San Francisco/St. Louis based artist Christopher Burch where re-adaptations of blues songs, objects, and sounds converge within “The Missed-Adventures of Br’er Rabbit and Br’er Death in the Land of Shadows.”

Opening Reception

16 August 6-10pm

First Friday Event

6 September 5-8pm

Featherboard Writing Series Reading and Reception

Featuring Writer-in-Residence Maisha Z. Johnson

21 September 5pm