Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Shooting Gallery Presents: Whirl Trade New Works by Fahamu Pecou California

We invite you to preview new works by artists Greg Gossel and Fahamu Pecou

Please join us for the opening reception at Shooting Gallery and White Walls, Saturday, June 12th 7-11pm We are proud to present two new exhibitions. Please, join us for the opening reception to meet the artists in person and to get the first look at their incredible new collections.
The Shooting Gallery Presents:
Whirl Trade
New Works by Fahamu Pecou

Whirl Trade is a dizzying cultural exchange where exported ideas of African identity are misinterpreted across borders. Just as African American hip hop artists hold the microphone on an international stage, Fahamu Pecou paints his hypermasculine alter ego onto magazine covers to achieve the same platform. However, his microphone hangs limp to critique the commodified stereotype of young black men being projected by media. Equally misconstrued are American generalizations of African culture, creating a whirl of fallacy around international black identity.

Sleepwalking critiques mass media’s exploitation of specific groups of people: a consumerist practice that projects biased perceptions of gender, race, and culture. This collection points out specific imagery from collective memory of the past 50 years including the confederate flag, 1960s race riots, comic book superheroes, pro wrestling, the Reagan war on drugs, and 8 bit video games. Sleepwalking through this myriad of cultural fragments, Gossel questions how our visual culture has affected society thus far and how it will play out in the future.Watch an Interview with Greg Gossel about his new show, SleepwalkingFor more information about both Greg Gossel and Fahamu Pecou be sure to read both White Walls and Shooting Gallery Blogs.

If you missed our May shows, see the full online exhibition catalogs
for Blek le Rat, ABOVE and Hush. We look forward to seeing you at the galleries! Cheers,
White Walls and The Shooting Gallery

White Walls Gallery835
Larkin St, San Francisco 94109415-931-1500
The Shooting Gallery
839 Larkin St, San Francisco 94109415-931-8035
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