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September 29—October 28, 2018
22 London Rd Asheville, NC 28803

Randy Shull and Hedy Fischer invite you to SAY IT LOUD at their warehouse space, 22 London. 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.

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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

Khalik Allah
Kevin Beasley

Sanford Biggers
McArthur Binion
Aaron Fowler
Trenton Doyle Hancock
Alicia Henry
Rashid Johnson
Titus Kaphar
Kerry James Marshall
Rodney McMillian
Pope.L
Alison Saar
Betye Saar 
Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Clarissa Sligh
Hank Willis Thomas
Mickalene Thomas
Kehinde Wiley