At Work in the Archive

Shawn Michelle Smith artwork
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 5:30 pm to Friday, May 23, 2014 5:00 pm

CSREA, Floor 3R, 80 Brown Street, Providence, RI 02912

Shawn Michelle Smith
Professor, Visual Artist & Scholar, School of the Art Institute of Chicago



Shawn Michelle Smith,
from the series "Images for Isaac Lowery"

Shawn Michelle Smith studies photographic archives of race, calling attention to their blind spots and absences as well as their spectacles. Working with historical photographs from the nineteenth through the twenty-first centuries, she manipulates and transforms them in order to explore how we see and understand race in the United States.

Co-sponsored by The Humanities Initiative and the Office of the Dean of Faculty.




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