@ Asterisk Gallery
4/11/2008 - 5/03/2008
Julius Lyles Presents: Blakxtraploitationism:
A Visual Social Political Racial Interpretation
Opening Night Reception is Friday April 11th. 2008
from 6pm until 10pm
Cleveland, Ohio, April 11, 2008 ~ May 3, 2008 - The Asterisk Art Gallery proudly presents a group exhibition of new work by emerging and professional artists assembling a compilation of collective unconscious visual arrangements. Ronald Clayton collides raw manipulation and rough treatment applied to found objects used for the purpose to illustrate a political message. Bob Walls elaborate approach to design explores the interior fabric of any environment, which allows the viewer to interpret volume in his pieces. Tracy Amenn Sculptures are Super-extra-blaxulistically Suburb! SHE WILL KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF, TWIST YOUR HEAD AND MAKE YOU RE-EVALUATE YOUR CULTURAL EXISTENCE! With fellow artists Devlin Collier, Tericka Lynnette Henderson, Linda Herman, Richard Karberg, Craig Brent Sullivan, Angelia Thompson and Frank Xavier Weiss these ten artist have tackled social issues dealing from war, stereotypes, politics, slavery, religion, and equal rights through visual documentation and interpretation.
Blakxtraploitationism focuses on the meaning, myth and stereotype of the word (BLACK), apropos of culture, race, politics, war, environment, economics and class. To encourage mental change and viewpoints of disturbing, negative racial identities, false judgments based on a fear based education, as well as, establish free thinking minds towards our ever changing diverse society.
Organized by Curator, Julius Lyles, this exhibition includes over 50 visual representations exploring multicultural perceptions and expressions.
All the participating artists will be at Asterisk Art Gallery for further Discussion, April 11th, 2008 from 6 to 10 pm. Blakxtraploitationism, finally, here is an opportunity to be a part of this sensitive controversial exhibition withs a forum where artists, diverse communities come together and discuss future solutions. Join us as Julius Lyles and Asterisk reveal the boldest body of work, currently on view.
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