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Curated by Tumelo Mosaka, "Through the Eyes of Others" aims to provide a critical platform for re-imaging the past, present and future possibilities of blackness as something more complex than race. What words, actions and images can interrogate the culture of violence, distrust and hatred applied to black people? While stereotypical images of black people continue to reinforce negative attitudes, work in the exhibit resists and defies easy consumption of these subjects.
See the Miami Herald's "A transformation in Opa-locka through art," which describes the "Through the Eyes of Others" exhibit, quoting curator Tumelo Mosaka: "How does one shift the perceptions of history? Politically, it's important to intervene and try to change the structural problems, but it's also important to change perception," Mosaka said. "One way of doing that is through art."
The exhibit features works by artists Ebony G. Patterson, Dread Scott, Hank Willis Thomas, and Bernard Williams and runs through Friday, December 11, 2015.
For more information about the Art of Transformation, visit opalockaart.com.