Because of Ronald Reagan my eggs are worthless. Can’t sell ‘em, can’t donate them, can’t even benefit from reproducing. Oh the woes of having a physicality that is criminalized and predisposed to premature death. But there’s an upside: Crack! Thanks to Ronald Reagan I can live out my pipe dreams of my humanity being acknowledged. With the four ingredients of cocaine, rat poison, baking soda and water. Life’s a party when you ride the wave.

Based in Detroit, Chelsea A. Flowers holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from Denison University with a concentration in Black Studies. She has shown work at various galleries in Columbus and Cleveland Ohio; including Marcia Evans Gallery, Junction view Studios, with an upcoming exhibit at ACRE Projects Space in Chicago. Additionally she has held performances at Hatch Gallery in Detroit, and the Museum of Human Achievement in Austin. She has expanded her skills and research by attending ACRE, Unlisted Projects as well as Real Time and Space residencies, with an upcoming residency at Wave Pool Gallery in Cincinnati. Her practice explores subversion to popular culture and how “otherness” is created, through a social and cultural critique of her environment. She explores these ideas through comedic troupes, physical play, nostalgic memorabilia, and participatory performance.

This project was made possible by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant