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“Titus Kaphar: Selections from Asphalt and Chalk”

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Time Out says

Kaphar’s chalk drawings on asphalt paper picture the faces of young African-American men layered one on top of the other, creating eerie multiplications of facial features that make them seem alien somehow. The source for these for images are highly personally: His father, Jerome, had been incarcerated, and while researching his dad’s time in jail, the artist came across mug shots of men also named Jerome. Using this discovery as a jumping off point, Kaphar’s portrayals powerfully depict these subjects as pawns caught up in a system of white supremacy that refuses to differentiate them as individuals.


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