EJ Hill at Pitzer College Art Galleries

Sep 24, 2014

Racial Imaginary
Liz Cohen, Edgar Endress, EJ Hill, Todd Gray, John Jota Leaños, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Charles McGill, Amitis Motevalli, Dread Scott, Alice Shaw, Kyungmi Shin, (textist), Ian Weaver and Jay Wolke

September 20 – December 5, 2014
Nichols Gallery, Pitzer College Art Galleries

Opening Reception:
Saturday, September 20, 2-4pm
Nichols Gallery, Broad Center, Pitzer College

Racial Imaginary is an interdisciplinary exhibition that goes beyond the familiar narratives to examine race and identity through the media of contemporary visual art. In tackling the notion of Whiteness, and the hierarchical taxonomy of race, Racial Imaginary confronts western and eastern cultural variance, gender and it’s pecking order of privilege, and absurd racial distinctions without palpable human differences. It offers insight and conciliation to our protracted dispute concerning the superficial yet defining notion of racial contrast.

This exhibition forms part of a larger project that includes a book of the same name edited by award winning poet Claudia Rankine, author Beth Loffreda, and Los Angeles artist Max King Cap.

The exhibition program is generously supported in part by the Murray Pepper & Vicki Reynolds Pepper Distinguished Visiting Artists & Scholars Endowed Fund.

All events are free and open to the public.

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