October 16, 2015 – January 2, 2016
RECEPTION: Friday, October 16, 5pm – 9pm
207 E Buffalo St, Suite 222
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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.