November 21 - February 28, 2021
A solo exhibition featuring work by Stephen Wilson.
From the gallery:
“Stephen Wilson’s exhibition, Boy Life in America, features a new series of works on paper that present images of Black Americans as living extensions of contemporary, democratic possibilities. For generations, Black boys have exemplified an extraordinary method of adaptation toward unsettled situations, new experiences, diversity, and institutional change. The exhibition title and themes reference Albert Murray’s 1970 book The Omni-americans and music from Cody Chesnutt’s 2012 album, The Headphone Masterpiece. The works are a continuation of Wilson’s use of anonymous models from barbershop styling posters. He presents these figures not as abnormal, non-white people, but as innocuous creators of culture, observing the world and adapting anonymously.”
On View: November 21, 2020 | 12–5 pm
2127 Strand Street
Galveston, 77550 TX
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