Jun 17th 2016

Loose Squares: Closing Reception

@ Blanc Gallery

4445 S Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Chicago, IL 60653-3310

Opening Friday, June 17th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Saturday, May 21st

Loose Squares is a collection of work by artist Semaj L’rae. It offers an alternative interpretation of the trauma enacted upon black bodies that has gained national attention largely through the ground swell of grassroots activism (specifically movements like Black Lives Matter), social media, and news outlets.

Drawing parallels between iconic representations of popular culture and the current racial divide that remains present in our society, L’rae establishes the position that this rash of violence is not an anomaly. It has always existed lying just below the surface, waiting to latch onto a willing host to maintain its survival.

The closing will feature screenings by:
Michael Coleman
Antwon Funches
Christopher McGill
Mariah Starks
Trayvond Walker

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