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All exhibitions and events are free to the public.

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black comix: the politics and pleasures of black representation

AN EXHIBition co-curated by John Jennings and Dr. Adilifu nama

Opening reception Thursday Feb. 8, 6-8p
Exhibition runs Feb. 5 - Mar. 8, 2018

Panel Discussion Thursday Feb. 8, 7p in Art 103
 

The organized struggle for racial justice in America is a political cornerstone for gauging the American condition.  But alongside traditional sites of racial resistance is the increasing centrality of racial representation in American popular culture across various entertainment mediums.  Accordingly, comic and graphic art are important sites of ideological, social and cultural struggle concerning race.  BLACK COMIX specifically demonstrates and draws on a multiplicity of styles but, most impressively, brings these creative formations together in a manner that uniquely explores cultural suppositions regarding black racial representation and a range of engaging debates concerning the black aesthetic articulated in mainstream American pop culture and politics.

Artists: Julie Anderson, Eric Battle,  Matthew Clark, Keef Cros, Dave Crosland, Phonzie Davis (aka Sophie Harpo), Shawnee´ Gibbs & Shawnee Gibbs (the Gibbs Sisters), Charlie ‘FAB’ Goublie, Sanford Greene, N. Steven Harris, Odera Igbokwe, Keith Knight, The Madtwiinz, Jeremy Love, Shawn Martinbrough, Stéphane Métayer, Shawna Mills, Kwanza Osajyefo, Ben Passmore, Tony Puryear, Jason Reeves, Afua Richardson (aka Lakota Sioux), Stacey Robinson, Regine L. Sawyer, Juliana “Jewels” Smith, Tanna Tucker, Uraeus (a.k.a. Richard G. Tyler II), Jerome Walford, Ronald Wimberly, Ashley A. Woods, Dave Tako, Ronald Nelson, Natasha Sanders, Dorarpol

 

Image: Ashley A. Woods

DIRECTIONS to the LAVC Art Gallery:

From the 170 (Hollywood Freeway): exit Oxnard Street, head west, enter Campus Drive to Lot B or D. – SEE CAMPUS MAP AND PARKING INFORMATION BELOW.

From the 101 (Ventura Freeway) heading West: exit and head north on Coldwater Canyon Avenue, left on Oxnard Street, enter Campus Drive to Lot B or D - SEE CAMPUS MAP AND PARKING INFORMATION BELOW.

From the 101 (Ventura Freeway) heading East: exit and head north on Woodman Avenue, right on Oxnard Street, enter Campus Drive to Lot B or D - SEE CAMPUS MAP AND PARKING INFORMATION BELOW.

CAMPUS MAP and PARKING INFORMATION:

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Enter the campus at Oxnard Street and Campus Drive (between Fulton and Ethel). Parking Lot  D  is closest to the gallery. Guest parking permit is required during regular gallery hours and available from lot kiosks for $2.

REGULAR GALLERY HOURS WHEN THE COLLEGE IS IN SESSION:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 11a-2p
and
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All exhibitions and events are free to the public.

Contact:

Jenene Nagy, Art Gallery Director
Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA 91401
nagyj@lavc.edu

 

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