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Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
© Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
Hank Willis Thomas: Believe It
Trois Gallery, SCAD Atlanta
Featuring work by: Hank Willis Thomas

Exhibition: Mon, Oct 1, to Mon, Dec 31 2012

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.

The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
For more information, visit scadexhibitions.com.

Artists Talk: Thu, Oct 25, 6pm - 8pm

Hank Willis Thomas: Believe It

Reception immediately followed by an artist's talk.

Trois Gallery, SCAD Atlanta
1600 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
p: (404) 253-3100
web: http://scadexhibitions.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1145
ACP Listing #: 053

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