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Exhibition: Joyce J. Scott and Peter Williams | Dark Humor

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11:00am to 8:00pm

Center for the Arts Gallery, CA 3040 Center for the Arts, Towson University, Towson, MD 21252, USA

ON VIEW February 10 - April 1 (Closed March 18 -26)

This exhibition was inspired by a recent show at the Delaware Art Museum, Dark Humor: African American Art from the University Museums, University of Delaware, curated by Tiffany Barber. Barber explored the works of black artists who employ “satire, visual puns, farce, absurdity, kitsch, and the bizarre” to “upend social and aesthetic conventions.” Works by both Scott, an interdisciplinary artist renowned for her free-form beaded sculptures, and Williams, a painter whose work is driven by narrative and informed by the history of art, were included in that exhibition. These artists address issues of racism, violence and stereotypes in their works.

 Opening Reception: Thurs., Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

 Gallery Hours: Tues. – Sat., 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Event Type

Arts & Culture, A&C-Free Events, A&C-Art


Academic Affairs, Art (Department of), Fine Arts & Communication (College of)

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Students, Faculty, General Public, Staff



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