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Re/Devaluing Colorism: Intersections of Skin Color and Currency

10jan(jan 10)9:00 am26(jan 26)5:00 pmRe/Devaluing Colorism: Intersections of Skin Color and CurrencySouthwest School of Art presents Re/Devaluing Colorism: Intersections of Skin Color and Currency, an exhibition exploring the questions of skin color in historic and contemporary social hierarchies.

Event Details

Free and open to the public
Public Opening: Friday, December 13, 2019, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
A panel discussion with the artists and curator will be held at 6:30pm during the opening.

Generous support for this exhibition and events comes from The Links, Inc., San Antonio.
Guest curated by Aissatou Sidime-Blanton

Re/Devaluing Colorism: Intersections of Skin Color and Currency addresses questions of skin color in historic and contemporary social hierarchies. Colorism, as a discriminatory impulse, has a long history and is evident across cultures and countries. This group exhibition comprised of ethnically and socio-economically diverse female artists will respond to this phenomenon and its deleterious outcomes ranging from self-loathing to the sexualization of women of “indeterminate” origin. The exhibition will include works by 14 artists, the majority of whom are African-American women. Most are Texas residents who have created works specifically for this exhibition. The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue of the artwork, creative writing, and scholarly texts.

Featured artists include: Bernice Appelin-Williams, Rabea Ballin, Lauren Cross, Barbara Felix, Pallavi Govindnathan, Jin-Ya Huang, Ann Sole Sister Johnson, Lauren Kelley, Dan Lam, Vicki Meek, Deborah Roberts, Susan Sponsler, Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga, and Montoya Williams.

On display: December 13, 2019 – April 5, 2020
Gallery Hours
Monday – Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: 11 AM – 4 PM

Time

10 (Friday) 9:00 am - 26 (Sunday) 5:00 pm

Event Entrance Fees (Free/Cost)

free

Organizer

Southwest School of Art

Debra Del Toro - Director of Communications 1201 Navarro

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