|Patrick Earl Hammie, Twilight Watch (detail), 2015, oil on canvas. Image via artist's Facebook page.|
October 16, 2015 - November 28, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, October 16, 5 - 9PM
207 East Buffalo Street, Suite 222
Thinking through the implications of various perceptions of black masculinity in art and media – from minstrel coon imagery and hip-hop as a global brand to the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice – After Image considers the pictorial, technical, and narrative conventions of Western art, inserting black and brown male bodies into that tradition to disturb existing conventions and provide a platform from which to dialogue about ideas of legacy, agency, and embedded assumptions about gendered and racialized identity.