THE BLACK LIST PROJECT
Volumes 2 and 3: Portraits by Timothy Greenfield Sanders
August 24 – October 2, 2011
This exhibition consists of twenty-six framed portraits by filmmaker/photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. The portraits showcase African-American luminaries who have excelled in a wide array of professions and endeavors. Greenfield-Sanders created The Black List Project with Elvis Mitchell, a National Public Radio correspondent and former New York Times film critic. The two wished to use the photographs and the documentary to explore and, possibly, to redefine the negative connotations of the historically and racially-charged word “blacklist.”
The Greenfield-Sanders exhibition will give spectators an opportunity to delve into questions that emerge from the complex histories of portraiture and the conflation of those histories with the (re) presentation of the raced body. As we are all raced beings, the exhibition will evoke questions and potential dislocations of assumptions for all who experience it.
Carmen Gillespie, Guest Curator