Wed 3/30, 2016, 7:30pm
Gary Faigin, Negarra A. Kudumu, and Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes
The Subversive Art of Kehinde Wiley
Photo credit: Creative Commons license, Michael Lehet.
Photo credit: Creative Commons license, Michael Lehet.

Wiley panelist 2Wiley panelist 1Faigin Head shotAfrican American painter Kehinde Wiley has gained national prominence with his hyper-realist, Baroque-style portraits. But there’s a twistinstead of  painting royals and lords, Wiley substitutes his Brooklyn neighbors into the portraits. This panel discussion will explore Wiley’s work (hailed by NPR as having “exquisite dissonance”) and the racial, social, and artistic problems these provocative paintings raise. This discussion coincides with Kehinde’s exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum. Featured panelists include Gage co-founder Gary FaiginNegarra A. Kudumu; Frye Museum Educator; and Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, writer, artist, and filmmaker.  

Presented by: Town Hall, Gage Academy of Art, and Seattle Art Museum, as part of Town Hall’s Arts & Lecture series.

Series supported by:

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