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Whirl Trade Show by Fahamu Pecou

Posted: June 27th, 2010 | Author: editor | Filed under: San Francisco | Tags: , , | No Comments »

The San Francisco based Shooting Gallery is proud to present Whirl Trade show by Fahamu Pecou. This exhibition is dedicated to address issues of misguided cross-national perceptions and international black identity. The opening reception for the show was taken on June 12th, 2010 and the doors of the Shooting Gallery are open for Whirl Trade until July 3rd, 2010. The exhibit will be open to the public.

Whirl Trade has a purpose to achieve the same platform of the hip-hop culture just as African American hip-hop artists do with microphone on an international stage. It is a dizzying cultural exchange where exported ideas of African identity are misinterpreted across borders. Fahamu Pecou paints limp to critique the commodified stereotype of young black man being projected by media. Referencing the photos of West African photographer, Malick Sidibe, Fahamu and friends model with clothing and set design that features perceived African styles. Fahamu is an Atlanta based artist who in the past year has had solo exhibits in New York City, Cape Town South Africa, Dallas and at the Volta 5 Art Fair in Basel, Switzerland. He earned his BFA from Atlanta College of Art in 1997 and has since completed residencies in Panamas Taller Portobelo and The Caversham Center in South Africa.

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