September 29—October 28, 2018
Opening reception, Saturday, September 29, 6—10pm
22 London Rd Asheville, NC 28803
Randy Shull and Hedy Fischer invite you to SAY IT LOUD at their warehouse space, 22 London. We hope you can come to Asheville for the weekend in order to attend both Say It Loud and the exhibition of Between Form and Content: Perspectives on Jacob Lawrence opening September 28, 2018 at the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center.
The exhibition title SAY IT LOUD, is taken from the funk song performed by James Brown and written with his bandleader Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis, “Say It Loud–I’m Black and I’m Proud” in the tumultuous year of 1968. Nineteen artists explore the complex cultural and political issues still facing America 50 years later. This exhibition illustrates the struggles and achievements of African Americans and challenges dominant historical perspectives with powerful work that is visceral and squarely focused on narratives of ethnic identity, institutional racism, gender and beauty through contemporary art from the collection of Hedy Fischer and Randy Shull.
Kehinde Wiley, Prince Albert, Prince Consort of Queen Victoria, 2013, Oil on canvas, 72” x 60”
Collection of Randy Shull and Hedy Fischer
SAY IT LOUD ARTISTS
Trenton Doyle Hancock
Kerry James Marshall
Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Hank Willis Thomas