Friday, June 30, 2017


The Shop: An Exhibition Based on the Iconography and Culture of the Black Barbershop
July 1 - July 15, 2017

Curated by CRICE Kahlil

Featuring works by

Noah Lawrence-Holder
CRICE Khalil
Seitu Jones
Candice Davis
Ta–coumba Aiken 

Emma Eubanks 
Bobby Rogers
Keith Williams


The Shop is a multi-media art exhibition based on the iconography and culture of the Black barbershop. The exhibition recalls the Afro-centric rumination central to the barbershop experience. Black hair, historically an object of ridicule, has evolved into a symbol of pride and rebellion. The barbershop is a microcosm of the African American experience. It is a place where the past, present and future combine and authenticity is valued most.

The works will showcase a wide array of artistic disciplines including paintings, photography, screen prints, drawings and digital art, sharing different perspectives in response to the importance of the barbershop experience to the Black community. The show will feature both emerging and established Black artists creating work around the theme, a rare cross-generational collective show highlighting African American artists collectively engaging with the broader Minneapolis arts scene.

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