This solo exhibition of the work of Theresa Newsome at Blue Star Contemporary features photographs that reflect on the murder of unarmed black men in the United States, either by police brutality or unchecked racism.
Theresa Newsome’s solo exhibition in Blue Star Contemporary’s Gallery 4 features a recent and ongoing body of work entitled Objects. The photographs reflect on the murder of unarmed black men in the United States, either by police brutality or unchecked racism. The objects depicted in this series portray the everyday objects that have become iconographic and in a sense played a pivotal role in the victims murders. In creating these images, Newsome frames how baffling it is that these objects were seemingly integral as reasoning for the violence that transpired. Through this body of work Newsome also confronts the ongoing fear Black women specifically live with of losing the boys and men in their lives. In the artist’s case it is a constant worry for her brother’s life, in addition to other loved ones and community members. Newsome questions how the worth of these objects and the alleged offenses of the victims, equate to the worth of a life.
Blue Star Contemporary has reopened to the public with updated visiting procedures. All visitors must schedule an online reservation prior to entrance.
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Face masks must be worn during the duration of your visit by all guests older than 10 years of age.
A temperature check will be required upon arrival; we will use a touchless thermometer
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Sorry, we are not welcoming large groups at this time.
WE’RE DOING MORE TO HELP ENSURE YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY
You’ll notice a new plexiglass screen at our admissions desk
Cashless donations in support of our nonprofit museum happily accepted in lieu of admissions
Public restroom doors now have foot pulls–no hands required!
Hand sanitizer is plentifully provided throughout our galleries
Increased disinfection and cleaning around the clock
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2020/11/06 - 2021/05/09
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