Thursday, November 6th
from 7-9, with remarks around 7:30
Brooklyn-based illustrator, Sean Qualls, has had his whimsical and profound artwork featured in numerous childrens’ books that chronicle the African-American experience. As such, he’s contributed to the development of a cultural identity for many Black and White youngsters around the world. In our November exhibit we’ll feature some of his original illustrations and books, while also unveiling a new body of work produced exclusively for TRANSLATIONS. In it, Qualls unpacks some of the history behind stereotypical Black characters like Uncle Tom, Step-N-Fetch-It, and many more – all in an effort to relay the heroism and character in lives that have now become largely unknown to us.
Translations Gallery, 331 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton, OH 44709