October 17 - November 28, 2020
A solo exhibition featuring work by Dr. Fahamu Pecou.
From the gallery:
“For TRAPADEMIA III: 7 African Powers, Dr. Fahamu Pecou continues his exploration of contemporary articulations of Blackness. Mining the Black experience, Pecou draws parallels to African spiritual and ancestral presence transforming these often-misinterpreted bodies into expressions of beauty, pride, and majesty. For this installment of TRAPADEMIA, Dr. Pecou specifically references the “7 African Powers” a concept that refers to the seven primary Orishas in the Ifa pantheon. In his paintings and works on paper, Pecou draws parallels between contemporary Black expressions to these West African deities through the use of color, pose, and costume. Pecou’s TRAPADEMIA conception reframes notions of “trap“ (a popular hip-hop aesthetic often conflated with drug culture) as a technology where marginalized and oppressed people transform their subjugation into powerful subjectivity.
Dr. Fahamu Pecou is an American artist and scholar who explores black male identity in art, performance and popular culture. Born in 1975, Atlanta-based Pecou earned a BFA in Painting and Digital Media from the Atlanta College of Art in 1997 and a Ph.D. from Emory University’s Institute of Liberal Arts. His work is represented in several notable collections including; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR; Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, Atlanta; Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, WA; The High Museum, Atlanta, GA; Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC and Société Générale, Paris, France.”
On View: October 17, 2020 | 12–5 pm
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