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N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art

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52 East Forest
Detroit, MI 48201 United States
313-831-8700 nnamdicenter.org

January 2021

White History Month, Tylonn Sawyer

January 22, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, 52 East Forest
Detroit, MI 48201 United States
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Mining symbols of power and oppression from the historical strata of western art, Sawyer exposes truths, while covering others to gain a clearer picture of concepts that have shaped our current society. Within the context of his figurative drawings and paintings Sawyer presents an alternative to the historical record that often accompanies well known images throughout art history. Inspired by current trends to redact post-Civil War Confederate monuments from the American landscape, Sawyer poses the question: Why are some symbols…

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