|Noel Anderson, Mascuminity. part of Ch. 26: He's a Magik Men on view at Tilton Gallery, NYC. Image via jacktiltongallery.com.|
Ch. 26: He’s a Magik Men
September 5 – October 12, 2013
8 East 76th Street
New York, NY
Tilton Gallery is pleased to present Noel Anderson’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.
Anderson utilizes a diverse range of mediums (painting, photography, printmaking, and woven tapestries) to express a critical perspective on black masculinity. Added to the mix are performance works based on a figurative book entitled Mascuminity with black male performers acting out the chapters.
The materiality and presentation of the works in Ch. 26: He’s a Magik Men echo the historically physical performance of (and by) black male bodies as athletes and victims of lynching.
The historical relationships between painting, photography, printmaking, and tapestries, the metaphorical concerns of modernist geometry, and the synonymity of image-identity construction are among Anderson’s thematic approaches in extending the edges of discourse on black maleness through the process of association.