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Artist Talk + Reception with Fahamu Pecou and Stephen Flemister

March 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free and open to the public

In collaboration with the Carnegie Center for Art & History, 21c Museum Hotel Louisville is hosting public conversation and reception with artists Fahamu Pecou and Stephen Flemister on Thursday, March 30, 6-8pm. Beginning at 6:30pm, Fahamu Pecou and Stephen Flemister will speak about their art and about what inspires and informs their practices. Both artists explore the confluence of Black identity and popular culture and are featured in the exhibition #BlackArtMatters, which is on view at the Carnegie Center for Art & History until April 8. The following night, Friday, March 31, 6:30-8PM the Carnegie Center will host a panel discussion with #BlackArtMatters  artists Fahamu Pecou, Stephen Flemister, and Scheherazade Tillet. Please join us for the opportunity to meet these artists and learn more about their work.
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About Fahamu Pecou
Fahamu Pecou is a visual artist and scholar whose works combine observations on hip-hop, fine art, and popular culture. Pecou’s paintings, performance art, and academic work addresses concerns around contemporary representations of Black masculinity and how these images impact both the reading and performance of Black masculinity. The 21c collection includes two works by Fahamu Pecou, Broken Open and Breathe, which is currently featured in the exhibition Dress Up, Speak Up: Costume and Confrontation at 21c Durham.
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About Stephen Flemister
Stephen Flemister is a mixed media artist who was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. An alumni of Columbia College’s Interactive Arts & Media program and Marwen Art Foundation, he has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in galleries such as Dittmar Memorial Gallery at Northwestern University, Three Peas Art Lounge, South Side Community Art Center, Hyde Park Art Center’s “Not Just Another Pretty Face”, and has been a featured artist of HyPa and the Hennessey Artistry Tour 2010. Flemister has worked with several Chicago arts organizations, and provided workshops in public, private and charter schools.
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#BlackArtMatters is an exhibit born out of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, created to provide space for people to be seen and heard. This exhibition is about sharing histories and celebrate lives, and to encourage understanding and respect among neighbors. In this moment in history, the Carnegie Center for Art & History felt a sense of urgency to share our space to highlight the work and vision of both local and national African American artists to bring national conversations to our space and community.
> Learn more about #BlackArtMatters

Image: Fahamu Pecou (American), Breathe, 2015. Acrylic and oil stick on canvas.


March 30, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free and open to the public
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