Conduit Gallery presents Fahamu Pecou: "Trapademia III: 7 African Powers" opening day
For "Trapademia III: 7 African Powers," Dr. Fahamu Pecou continues his exploration of contemporary articulations of Blackness. Mining the Black experience, Pecou draws parallels to African spiritual and
ancestral presence transforming these often-misinterpreted bodies into expressions of beauty, pride, and majesty.
For this installment of "Trapademia," Dr. Pecou specifically references the “7 African Powers” a concept that refers to the seven primary Orishas in the Ifa pantheon. In his paintings and works on paper, Pecou draws parallels between contemporary Black expressions to these West African deities through the use of color, pose, and costume.
Pecou’s "Trapademia" conception reframes notions of “trap“ (a popular hip-hop aesthetic often conflated with drug culture) as a technology where marginalized and oppressed people transform their subjugation into powerful subjectivity.
The exhibition will be on display through November 28. The gallery is open by appointment only.