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Front Page - Friday, October 4, 2019

Hunter Museum presents ‘Blak Origin Moment’

‘Blak Origin Moment’ by artist Noel W. Anderson will be on view at Hunter Museum beginning Friday, Oct. 11. - Photograph provided

Hunter Museum is preparing to host a solo exhibition of works by artist Noel W. Anderson. The exhibition will look at a variety of recent works by Anderson, from his erased Ebony magazine pages to his woven jacquard tapestries.

‘Blak Origin Moment’ will be on view beginning Friday, Oct. 11, with an opening reception and artist presentation taking place Thursday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m.

Anderson collects imagery from various media, including television and magazines, and then manipulates and distorts the original pictures.

Next, Anderson reworks each image, distressing, dyeing and sometimes dissolving it until it’s only partially recognizable.

Anderson’s work reflects the disproportionate representation of black men as criminals or victims of violence rather than as community leaders or role models, says the museum in a news release.

A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Anderson is an assistant professor at New York University. He holds a bachelor of fine arts from Ohio Wesleyan University, a master of fine arts in printmaking from Indiana University and a master of fine arts in sculpture from Yale University.

Anderson was recently included in the Studio Museum of Harlem’s exhibition, “Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art.” He held an appointment as a visiting lecturer at Vanderbilt University and was a recent visiting artist and lecturer at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris.


Source: Hunter Museum