Conduit Gallery presents Fahamu Pecou: "The People Could Fly"
Conduit Gallery presents "The People Could Fly," an exhibition of large scale drawings and installation by Atlanta-based artist, Fahamu Pecou, a recipient of the 2016 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Award and is a PhD candidate at Emory University.
In cities around the world, the sight of shoes hanging from powerlines evokes a host of reactions and has become urban legend to be interpreted in myriad ways. Pecou uses the art of “shoefiti” (the act of throwing a pair of shoes onto telephone wires, powerlines, or other raised wires) as an allegory for overcoming and escaping one’s limitations, both those assumed and implied.
In addition to the drawings, crisscrossing the gallery space will be a number of wires in which Pecou will install Flight School, an installation of shoes thrown over wires each with embedded speakers playing a multi-channel sound collage created by Pecou for the exhibition.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through March 25.