Opening Friday, December 7th, from 4:30PM - 7PM
On view through Wednesday, January 4th
Challenging “Otherness” and Other Tropes of American Pop Culture
Curated by Rashayla Marie Brown
Co-organized by Simone Jelics
Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St., 7th floor
Reception: Friday, December 7, 4:30–7:00 p.m.
December 8–January 4
This exhibition explores the work of artists at the School of the Institute compelled to locate themselves within the identity-based mythologies of popular culture and mass media. Including a range of references as broad as Trayvon Martin and Malcolm X to cheerleading squads and movie trailers, Mythologies investigates the vernacular of pop iconography in a variety of media including photo, video, painting, and fibers. The exhibiting artists cultivate a contemporary revision in attitudes towards “otherness” contending that as American cultural production shifts, so does our relationship to the results of that cultural production. Mythologies was organized through a jury selection process initiated by current members of the group Black at SAIC.
Jury: James Britt, Shahrazad Shareef, Simone Jelics
Artists: David Alekhuogie, Rashayla Marie Brown, Alexandria Eregbu, Christina A. Long, Hannah Rodriguez, Cameron Welch