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The Side Profile Series

Shantel Miller

September 26, 2016 - December 3, 2016

Essay by leaf jerlefia

October 28 –
December 3, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday October 28,

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In The Side Profile Series, Shantel Miller explores complexities within representations of blackness. With a suite of eight oil paintings, Miller portrays young, black men in side profile, as a method to re-contextualize and bring into focus the black body – revealing that each subject depicted is replete with individual characteristics, vulnerabilities and truths. This body of work crafts a space for exploring notions of the viewer, viewing and the viewed.

Image: Detail of Sebastein, oil on wood panel2015.

Documentation by Yuula Benivolski