Artist Addresses Racial Injustice, From 1700s Europe To Present Day America

Titus Kaphar doesn’t quite turn absences into presences, but rather into something in between. His artwork conjures a space somewhere between here and gone, past and present, traditional and contemporary. Somewhere between a cold crime scene investigator and a surgeon on the fritz, Kaphar turns history, specifically art history, into his canvas, slashing, erasing, stripping and crumpling away the images documenting history as its widely understood. Through his artistic practice, Kaphar exposes the pent up innards inside the pristine images we’re accustomed to seeing, as well as the undocumented presences that loom both above and below …READ MORE

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