Re/Devaluing Colorism: Intersections of Skin Color and Currency
Opening reception: Friday, December 13, 5:30-7:30
On display: December 13 – April 5
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 16 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.