This Friday | Latest works of Stephen Flemister & Julian Williams

Involuntary. Loss(y). Privacy.
MAY 11 – JULY 21, 2012

Opening Reception:
Friday, May 11, 2012
6:00PM – 9:00PM

Blanc Gallery
4455 S. King Drive
Chicago, Illinois

“Involuntary. Loss(y). Privacy” is a timely compilation of drawings, paintings and mixed media that looks at the ways in which we are unintentionally identified/identifiable by data that is collected, captured and stored on the internet. Recent events in the national news media remind us of just how powerful a single fleeting image and profile can be in determining whether one is labeled menace or martyr. Stephen Flemister and Julian Williams are deeply invested in using portrait painting as a vehicle for exploring this duality. Both artists start with digital imagery of unknown Black subjects pulled from Department of Corrections mug shots as their source material but arrive at very different conceptual places in the work produced.

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