Can We See Some I.D.?

Courtesy of the artist.

A duo of young artists-turned-curators in Detroit have joined forces for #BLACKiD — an art exhibition that opens Friday, June 15th at the Carr Center’s downtown gallery. Details about the event including start time and featured entertainment can be found right here.

The exhibition highlights an array of homegrown African-American artists such as Judy Bowman, Henry Heading, Darin Darby and others.

Co-curators Laura Gibson and Don Dudley put the show together. 

Gibson and Dudley speak with WDET’s Ryan Patrick Hooper about the upcoming exhibition.

Gibson says the gallery was started as a way to “recreate the imagery of black people in the media.” 

We wanted to see the perspective of the artist,” says Gibson.

In our exhibitions you can expect to see work that is political, that speaks to what’s going on in the times,” adds Dudley.

Click on the audio player above for the full conversation. 

Image credit: Courtesy of the artist.

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Ryan Patrick Hooper

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Ryan Patrick Hooper has worked as an arts and culture journalist in Detroit for over a decade.   Follow @hoopingtonpost

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