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Conduit Gallery presents Dr. Fahamu Pecou: "We Didn't Realize We Were Seeds" opening reception

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Image courtesy of Dr. Fahamu Pecou

Conduit Gallery presents "We Didn't Realize We Were Seeds," the solo exhibition of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by Atlanta-based artist Dr. Fahamu Pecou.

In his latest body of work, Pecou draws inspiration from the concept of afrotropes, a term coined by art historians Huey Copeland and Krista Thompson. They describe afrotropes as recurring visual forms that have emerged within and become central to the formation of African-diasporic culture and identity. Manifesting as codes, symbols, aesthetics, and concepts, afrotropes evolve alongside Black culture and shifting notions of Blackness.

In this exhibition, Pecou delves into and reinterpret various aspects of Black identity across time and cultures, encompassing art, fashion, politics, and spirituality. Through his work, he identifies and engages several afrotropes, discovering their inherent power and significance. They take the form of totems or fetish objects and are then worked and imbued to serve an apotropaic function, guarding and protecting Black subjectivity and viability.

The exhibition will remain on display through April 6.

Conduit Gallery presents "We Didn't Realize We Were Seeds," the solo exhibition of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by Atlanta-based artist Dr. Fahamu Pecou.

In his latest body of work, Pecou draws inspiration from the concept of afrotropes, a term coined by art historians Huey Copeland and Krista Thompson. They describe afrotropes as recurring visual forms that have emerged within and become central to the formation of African-diasporic culture and identity. Manifesting as codes, symbols, aesthetics, and concepts, afrotropes evolve alongside Black culture and shifting notions of Blackness.

In this exhibition, Pecou delves into and reinterpret various aspects of Black identity across time and cultures, encompassing art, fashion, politics, and spirituality. Through his work, he identifies and engages several afrotropes, discovering their inherent power and significance. They take the form of totems or fetish objects and are then worked and imbued to serve an apotropaic function, guarding and protecting Black subjectivity and viability.

The exhibition will remain on display through April 6.

WHEN

WHERE

Conduit Gallery
1626 Hi Line Dr, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
https://conduitgallery.com/exhibitions/they-didnt-realize-we-were-seeds

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Admission is free.

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