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"Infinite Slips: Racial Passage in Recent Works by Felandus Thames"

CHARLIE SAMUYA VERIC | YALE UNIVERSITY

Thesis. Painting/Printmaking Pieces Show. Felandus Thames. Yale School of Art Gallery. New Haven, Connecticut. April 2010.

The passage of race through time forms the dazzling core of Felandus Thames’s art. His work tries to absorb the bits and pieces of quotidian life—the detritus that remains from the passing of historical time. The historical transformation of racial representation is accordingly the subject of Thames’s passionate contemplation. One installment of such spellbinding obsession has been on view at the Yale School of Art Gallery in April of 2010. The exhibition, which featured the theses of Thames and others, is traditionally regarded at Yale as the culmination of a two-year work for a graduate degree in fine arts.

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