Is the portrayal of black men in America fair and balanced? Do we perceive every black male as being the worst our society has to offer? Are black men a monolith?
Artist Anthony Patterson will lead a community discussion at Artspace on Thursday, Dec. 20 to unpack these questions and more. The conversation is based on Patterson's "Any Black Man" portrait series in which he examines how — to some — black men are all the same: criminal.
The conversation will focus on why black men are perceived this way and how the true narrative can be shared.
The event will be held in the Classroom upstairs and begin at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments and opening remarks. We hope to see you there. Please make sure and RSVP as space is limited.
Artspace and the Black On Black Project partnered on a special three month Regional Emerging Artist in Residence program that features Patterson in studio 215 through Jan. 5. He's working on another portrait series, "PIGEONHOLED," which humanizes black convicts by showing they are more than their felonies. You can visit Patterson in the studio during the First Friday Art Walk Dec. 7.
Please join us for this conversation as we work toward solutions to the problems facing our socitety. Follow the Black On Black Project online and on Instagram for updates on this event and more. #TheBlackOnBlackProject