Out of the Shadows Lecture with Winston Kennedy

“The Hunted Slave in the Dismal Swamp”, 1865. Engraving by C.G. Lewis after an 1861 painting by Richard Andsell (1815-1885). From the moorland Spingam Research Center at Howard University, Washington, D.C.

This Saturday, June 2, from 2-5pm, Redux will host an illustrated lecture by esteemed professor, artist and art historian, Winston Kennedy entitled, Out of the Shadows: African American Male Imagery in Fine Art and Popular Prints. This lecture will focus on a number of artists from 1770-1946 who were instrumental in shaping the identity of the African-American male in history through figurative and representational printmaking. Artists to be mentioned include Paul Revere, Scipio Moorhead, James Wells and Meyer Wolf.

During this event, Kennedy will investigate the manipulation of truth/fact in relaying information while simultaneous pushing political agendas. It will begin with Paul Revere, master printmaker, at the start of the American Revolution and bridge to modern times. This lecture will facilitate a discussion on how these prints’ visual omissions collectively create cultural views and values that impact our modern society’s view on race, and on how similar methods are used today in the media to trend stories. 

The Redux Contemporary Art Center is located at 136 St. Philip Street, Charleston, SC 29402.  Admission for this event is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. For more information, please call Janie Askew, Executive Director, at 843-722-0697 or visit our website.  


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