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White Man on a Pedestal: Kenya (Robinson) and Doreen Garner

  • Pioneer Works 159 Pioneer Street Brooklyn, NY, 11231 United States (map)

Pioneer Works is pleased to present White Man On a Pedestal (WMOAP), a two-person exhibition by Doreen Garner and Kenya (Robinson), from November 10 – December 17, 2017. WMOAP questions a prevailing western history that uses white-male-heteronormativity as its persistent model.

Both artists approach WMOAP from an individual practice that is responsive to their experiences as black women operating in a system of white male supremacy. At a time when removing Confederate statues—literally white men on pedestals—are cultural flashpoints of whiteness and class, Garner and (Robinson) play with the size, texture, and scale of white monumentality itself, referencing both real and imagined figureheads of historical exclusion.

Earlier Event: November 3
Color: Primary to Tertiary (Opening)
Later Event: November 13
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