October 13 - November 10, 2018
“Presented in a 1930s-era apartment located in the heart of Paris, Texas, The Color of Love explores narratives of historical erasure that are shared by cities and towns that dot the Southern U.S. The exhibition considers works by artists who explore relationships between place and power, representation, and the construction and reconstruction of historical memory within the context of a vast cultural archive. Found materials serve as the catalyst for each artist’s research, becoming foundational to works in which histories are exposed, alternatives are imagined, and established narratives are challenged. In presenting these materials – a discarded stag film, an unspecified photograph of a wade-in protest, and a series of promotional matchbooks – outside of their originary contexts, the artists propose not simply a rereading of the past, but do so during a moment wherein political silencing, cultural suppression, and revisionist historicizing are key issues in contemporary political debates. The artists suggest ways in which meditations on material sources can reveal deeply hidden secrets while offering methods through which to recognize conditions of oppression without hindsight.”
The show is curated by Max Fields and features works by Peggy Ahwesh, Julia Brown, and Skylar Fein.
This show is by appointment only. To RSVP to the opening, or to schedule a viewing, email maxcfields[at]gmail.com
Opening: October 13, 2018 | 7–10 pm
Paris, 75460 TexasGet directions