(an)other: Wayne Hodge
This February Wayne Hodge and PRACTICE invite you to examine the conflict between historical fantasy and representations of a racialized other.
Taking a cue from the Surrealist works of Max Ernst, Wayne Hodge: an(other) is latest in an ongoing series of collages that use 19th century pop culture depictions of the Black subject: blackface, minstrelsy, and slavery, in order to deconstruct and challenge notions of a “fixed” identity. Throughout the series mouths are covered by a larger mouths; skins are replaced by other skins as if one subject is emerging or being devoured by another. Wayne Hodge’s latest work offers an alternative American narrative that is fantastic; one that defies easy categorization, and asks viewers to question identity and examine the tropes of race.
About the Artist:
Wayne Hodge is an artist whose work combines elements of collage, performance and photography. His practice explores the relationship between history, media and fantasies of race and desire. He received an M.F.A. from Rutgers University and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program and the Skowhegan School. His work has been shown at The Bronx Museum, MoMA P.S.1 and he has shown internationally in Germany, Brazil and China. He was recently featured in ‘The Radical Presence’ at the Walker Center for the Arts and ‘The Shadows Took Shape’ at the Studio Museum in Harlem. See more of Wayne’s work here: wayne-hodge.com
Wayne Hodge: (an)other
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