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Hank Willis Thomas Believe It Artist Talk Atlanta

Submitted by on October 6, 2012 – 2:09 pmNo Comment |
source: www.scad.edu
Oct. 25 6-8 p.m. Trois Gallery, SCAD Atlanta, 1600 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta Ga. USA

The SCAD exhibitions department presents “Believe It,” a selection of works by artist Hank Willis Thomas from his 2010 “Fair Warning” series. In these works, Thomas highlights the visual dynamics of cigarette ads aimed at African American audiences, and specifically African American women, who historically have been disproportionately targeted by the tobacco industry. The images in “Fair Warning” are re-appropriated by Thomas, who has removed the ad logos while maintaining only snippets of the original text. This manipulation, in turn, transforms the intention of the image when juxtaposed with the models’ nonchalant hand gestures “sans” cigarettes. It urges a re-consideration of the depiction of blackness that is being marketed by the original ads. The exhibition also features several lenticular pieces that continue Thomas’ “play” on words and meanings that remain open for interpretation.

Reception: Oct. 25, 2012, 6-7 p.m.
Artist talk: Oct. 25, 2012, 7-8 p.m.

The reception and artist talk are free and open to the public.
To learn more about other exhibitions at SCAD galleries, visit scadexhibitions.com.
To learn about other exhibitions at the SCAD Museum of Art, visit scadmoa.org.

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