The Avenues: An Exhibition by Shawn Theodore

4 Dec 2015 - 14 Feb 2016
Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street, Philadelphia


PLUS by Shawn Theodore.

As part of the ongoing Center-funded project Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia, Painted Bride Art Center presents The Avenues, an exhibition of portraits by photographer Shawn Theodore exploring urban African American identity. Theodore's photography is "a personal reinterpretation of African American existential philosophy... and serves as a source of affirming, empowering images of everyday Black people to challenge preconceived stereotypes in popular culture," the artists says.

Built on a foundation of public dialogue and interaction, Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia uses art as a lens for viewing the city and its history. The 20-month project presents a series of performances, artworks, lectures, readings, and conversations that respond to the city and create forums for new ideas.