The solo exhibition "Final Days: Photographs by Hasna Muhammad" opens on Saturday, April 7 at the Gallery at Still River Editions. There is an opening reception from 2 pm - 4 pm. It is free and open to the public. The show runs through June 1.
Muhammad says of the exhibition in her artist's statement, "FINAL DAYS is a collection of some of the photographs taken during the celebrations of life after the deaths of my parents, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. This collection also includes photographs from the final days of my cousins, Donald L. Miller and Karen Fletcher; my father-friend, Dr. Beny Primm; and my friend, Sara Myers. FINAL DAYS captures some of the personal, ceremonial, and farewell rituals that they wanted for themselves and that we wanted for them."
Hasna Muhammad is a photographer, filmmaker, and writer who uses art to bring light to social and human conditions and to draw attention to the extraordinary in the ordinary.
She has exhibited at the Still River Editions Gallery in Danbury, CT; the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, NY; the Bridges Cultural Center in Cleveland, OH; the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Amherst, MA; the New Rochelle Council on the Arts in New Rochelle, NY; and at ArtsWestchester in White Plains, NY.
Muhammad is also an educator who received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and her M.A. and Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University. She grew up in Westchester County, New York with her parents, actors and activists Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, her sister Nora Davis Day, and her brother Guy Davis, the traditional blues musician. She currently lives in Putnam County, New York with Wali Ali, the jazz guitar player she married. Together they are parenting 3 adult children.
Many of the prints for the exhibition were made by Master Printmaker Mark Savoia of Still River Editions.
The Gallery at Still River Editions is located at 128 East Liberty St., Danbury, CT. Regular hours are 8:30 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Closed Memorial Day.