Cousin Shirley, 1986
Chromogenic color print
A very interesting show is opening tomorrow night (Thursday) at the DePaul University Art Museum, Double Exposure:African Americans Before and Behind the Camera. The exhibit "presents historic early photographs side by side with photo-based works by contemporary African American artists. While early photographers pushed the boundaries of the medium to represent a Black world of hope and dignity, contemporary artists celebrate and extend that legacy, engaging in a dialogue about the nature of memory and photographic representation in relation to personal history." Deborah Willis, professor and chair at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, will be giving a lecture tomorrow, Thursday, April 16th at 4pm with an opening reception to follow. Guaranteed to be a worthwhile visit.