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Transparency Shade: Seeing Through The Shadow

projects+gallery is pleased to announce the public opening of TRANSPARENCY SHADE: SEEING THROUGH THE SHADOW on April 7, 2017. The exhibition is curated by Modou Dieng and features artists Philip Aguirre y Otegui, Zoe Buckman, Kendell Carter, Kahlil Irving, Ayana V Jackson, Michael Riedel and Hank Willis Thomas. 


TRANSPARENCY SHADE: SEEING THROUGH THE SHADOW is a group exhibition of two- and three-dimensional artwork that conveys post-identity semiotics, or the use and interpretation of visual and linguistic signs and symbols that function to form identity. The artists in TRANSPARENCY SHADE: SEEING THROUGH THE SHADOW use cultural appropriation and hybrid materials to articulate the concept, engaging with and also problematizing such appropriation to investigate how meaning is and has been created in a postcolonial world.

Brought together in the space of the gallery, the artworks by these artists come into conversation with one another, providing a point from which to explore the complex systems of signs and symbols that have been employed in the cultural realization of race, gender and self-concept, as they continue to emerge in new transcultural and hybrid forms.

TRANSPARENCY SHADE: SEEING THROUGH THE SHADOW will open at projects+gallery from 5-8pm on Friday, April 7th and is free to the public. The exhibition will be on view at projects+gallery until Saturday, May 27th, 2017.