Barbara Earl Thomas’ giant floating “Cinderella Redressed” made of intricately cut tyvek, paper, and voile fabric against Derrick Adams’ portraits. Jueqian Fang/Henry Art Gallery
In a back room on the first floor of the Henry Art Gallery, there is a disco.
It isn’t an average disco. There’s no hairspray, neon lights, or shimmery dresses, but in the darkened gallery, the sounds of soul and R&B filter in through speakers. The most notable feature of this disco is its stand-in for a disco ball: a rotating lantern of alternating designs from artists Barbara Earl Thomas and Derrick Adams. The panels from Thomas feature meticulously cut-out images, with items you might need
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