"American Banned"

Courtesy of the artist Chor Boogie's In God We Trust


2016-11-11 04:00:00
Daily until November 11

Location Info:

Macaya Gallery
145 NW 36th St.
Miami, FL  33023
In 2008, Patrick Glemaud, the director and curator of Macaya Gallery, attended a climate change conference in Uganda. There, Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame spoke of the catastrophic war between the Tutsi and the Hutu. Their war erupted over a politician who incited violence over the radio — not dissimilar, Glemaud says, to Donald Trump’s hostile temperament and language. “The way Trump incites violence against Muslims or Latinos, it’s dangerous,” he says. As the 2016 election season began to take shape, Glemaud, who is a practicing renewable energy lawyer with the Ontario Bar Association, grew more dissatisfied and fearful of Trump’s messaging. Now, with only a couple of weeks before the big day, Glemaud will open his gallery to "American Banned,” a politically charged exhibit featuring works addressing police brutality, censorship, and white privilege from artists Chor Boogie, Stuart Sheldon, and Ashley Reid. Boogie, who is known in Miami for the boombox mural painted on the outskirts of Wynwood along I-95, will exhibit pieces from Divided States of America, a series he created in anticipation of the 2012 election. In I'm With the Banned, Sheldon raises awareness about specific injustices occurring throughout America, such as voting rights. And in her series White Power, Reid communicates a hint of anarchy and a slap of kitsch, taking the elegance out of her subject. The exhibit opens Wednesday, October 25, with a reception and special performance by Ashley Reid Thursday, October 27, at 6 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display through November 11. Admission is free. Visit macayagallery.com.
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