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BLACK: Outside the Box – Tramaine Wilkes MFA Thesis
March 28 - April 1
Exhibition: March 28 – April 1, 2023
Reception: Friday, March 31st, 6pm – 8pm
What does it mean to be Black? Not African-American, but BLACK? And who has the right to claim it, paint, sculpt it, write it, or teach it? BLACK: Outside the Box (2023) is a visual journal that explores what it means to “live while black?”. The cross-medium of works are political and social. History, pop culture, and personal narratives create a line of sight that is as unique and diverse as BLACK is.
Do you see me now? During grad school this was the constant question driving my creative practice and approach to what has been created. My number one goal is that those who identify as Black to feel visible. Goal number two. For anyone who feels invisible to create a world, and or a space, where they are noticed and seen through their own lens.