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Multiple Black Artists: In Plain Sight


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ebony patterson, ...love… (…when they grow up…). 2016.

This group exhibition engages artists whose work addresses narratives, communities, and histories that are typically hidden or invisible in our public space (both conceptually and literally defined). The presenting artists approach the exhibition’s theme from a range of directions, varying across all media as well as aesthetic and conceptual contexts. Works encompass deliberately activist endeavors and direct documentation; the unpacking of individual histories excluded due to race, ethnicity, or class; explorations of coded language for protection, secrecy, or both; the illumination of invisible or covert systems of labor, exploitation, and capitalist control; and translation through surreal, oblique, or fantastical frameworks.


Earlier Event: October 12
Donald Byrd: The America That Is To Be
Later Event: December 5
Ahamefule J. Oluo: SUSAN