Comer Collection: Binary Consciousness: Art Exhibition

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Friday, February 17, 2017 – Friday, March 10, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Venue: University Theatre
Season: 2016-2017

Art Exhibition: University Theatre Gallery hours are 2:00 - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday. This exhibit examines a binary stream of consciousness present in portrait photography. When confronted with the cliché of a smiling subject or a subject’s attempt at a solemn gesture, the politics of portraiture calls into question the veracity of the photographer’s intent as well as the subject's locus of control. This exhibition is curated by Dr. Giraud Polite and includes images by photographers Dawoud Bey, Keliy Anderson-Staley and Carrie Mae Weems.
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