September 10 - October 9, 2021
From Big Medium:
“Christopher Blay’s new work, described as Police brut, uses as a mode the printed shooting target and the ready-made black power fist Afro Pick. Police brut is a double entendre that references both the style pioneered by Jean Dubuffet and the acts of violence meted out against Black people.
The artist’s proximity to writing and curation has been a fertile source for exploring language in the creation of this new body of work.
“My day-to-day is full of language – I’m reading, writing, and thinking about language every day as a news editor, art critic, and curator – so it feels like a natural progression that my work should pivot towards text, coded and uncoded.” — Christopher Blay
Power, Traps, and Targets runs from September 10 through October 9, 2021. Member’s preview, by appointment only, September 10, 12, 12 – 6pm. To schedule your visit, please go to bigmedium.org/blay.
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Christopher Blay is the Chief Curator of the Houston Museum of African American Culture. The artist, writer, and curator was the News Editor at Glasstire Magazine from 2019-2021 and served as curator of the Art Corridor Galleries at Tarrant County College, Southeast for the ten years prior to Glasstire. As a juror, Blay served on panels for the Nasher Sculpture Center, Southern Methodist University Meadows Museum’s Moss/Chumley award, Big Medium’s Tito’s Prize, as well as numerous University gallery exhibitions including the recent student exhibitions at Texas State University in San Marcos.
Blay has used photography, video, sculpture, and performance in his numerous exhibitions, which consider the Black experience in America. The former Carter Community Artist has also received a Nasher Sculpture Center Microgrant, as well as The Otis and Velma Davis Dozier travel grant from the Dallas Museum of Art. His public works include the ongoing East Rosedale Monument Project in Fort Worth, Texas, and Dindi (for Annibel) in Dallas’ Coombs Creek park near Oak Cliff. Blay is a 2003 Graduate of Texas Christian University with a BFA in Photography and a minor in Art History.”
On View: September 10, 2021 | 12–6 pm
Member's preview, by appointment only
916 Springdale Rd.
Austin, 78702 TX
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