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In almost every context, white men are the only makers afforded a blank canvas; everyone else gets qualified. When these qualifications (black, female, gay, on and on) bubble up without context, assumptions can take over the reading of the work—assumptions that the artist intended to employ the politics of race, of being female, of being anything other than an artist making work informed by, but not restrained by, their identity. It’s the ancient blunder...
This is a weekly, mostly Brooklyn-based compendium of art happenings. (Adrienne Elise Tarver, Eavesdropping, 2016) VICTOR + MO: STORIES OF SHADOWS—ADRIENNE ELISE TARVER In this two-part solo show (the second part is planned for February) Adrienne continues her navigation of Vera Otis, an elegant, mysterious woman with fantastic posture who loves sunglasses and expensive furniture. Vera always seems to be alone, if she's there at all; Adrienne films her house (eight videos will loop throughout the gallery) and displays portions of it (miniature...

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