Blackface: A Reclamation of Beauty, Power and Narrative


April 20 – June 15, 2019

Opening Reception: April 20th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Artists’ Talk: June 15th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Galerie Myrtis and The Agora Culture present Blackface: A Reclamation of Beauty, Power, and Narrative. In asserting the beauty of the black body, affirming its power — and societal and historical place, curators Myrtis Bedolla and Jessica Stafford Davis offer a counter narrative to the racist archetypes that evolved from 18th century minstrelsy, and its negative stereotyping of African Americans that prevails today.

Featured Artists: Tawny Chatmon, Alfred Conteh, Jerrell Gibbs, Karina Griffith, Jas Knight, Arvie Smith and Felandus Thames.

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