March 18 - April 15, 2023
From Plush Gallery:
“Houston photographer André Ramos Woodard will be presenting their first solo show in Dallas, to complement our group endeavor. André was the winner of last fall’s Super Fresh juried art competition, and as such gets to present a solo wall at the gallery. As the artist says, “In BLACK SNAFU, I appropriate various depictions of Black people that I find throughout the cartooning of American history and beyond, from 20th-century racist characters to more contemporary, uplifting, and pro-Black (ones), and juxtapose them with photographs that celebrate and/ or line up more authentically with my Black experience.”
André Ramos Woodard is a contemporary photo-based artist who uses their work to emphasize the experiences of the underrepresented: celebrating the experience of marginalized peoples while accenting the repercussions of contemporary and historical discrimination. Working in a variety of media—including photography, text, and illustration—Ramos-Woodard creates collages that convey ideas of communal and personal identity, influenced by their direct experience with life as a queer African American.
André has shown their work at various institutions across the United States, including the Tamarind Institute–Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston–Houston, Texas, Leon Gallery–Denver, Colorado, and FILTER Photo–Chicago, Illinois. He received his BFA from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and his MFA at The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico. André currently works as the Exhibitions and Programs Coordinator at the Houston Center for Photography in Houston, Texas.”
Reception: March 18, 2023 | 6–9 pm
918 Dragon Street
Dallas, 75207 TX