Galerie Myrtis Presents Black Man in a Black World Group Exhibition

By Editorial Team on September 5, 2017

Sat, 02 September 2017 - Sat, 18 November 2017

Face Off by Larry Cook. Courtesy of Galerie Myrtis.
Currently on view through November 18, 2017.

Artist Talk: Saturday, October 14 from 4pm to 6pm

Black Man in a Black World features works by Wesley Clark, Larry Cook, Johnnie Lee Gray, and Arvie Smith. Through internal ruminations and visual explorations of historical perspectives and contemporary realities of blackness this exhibition offers individual and collective visions of the multi-faceted intersections of black male identity. Through multimedia presentations of painting, sculpture, printmaking, and photography Black Man in a Black World aims to center the black male perspective through the agency and distinctiveness of their own voices. The reclamation of ownership of the visual representations of black male consciousness and identity, by black male artists, requires the kind of boldness, passion, and honesty that has the power to viscerally ignite the soul and spark a transformation of self and community.

This exhibition experience will be enhanced by an artists’ talk, panel discussion, musical selections, and a curated schedule of film screenings inclusive of the black male experience within the United States and abroad. Check for programming schedule and details.

Artist’s Statement: Face Off is about Black identity centered in the multi-faceted conception of self. The figures represent the various identities in the black community that often divides us, yet we are still connected through our shared experiences. The figures are a reflection of each other, asking the viewer to see themselves in the subjects.” Larry Cook

Film Screenings:

  • Nothing But a Man: October 8, 2017 – 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • The Spook Who Sat by the Door: November 18, 2017 – 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Galerie Myrtis is located at 2224 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD.