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Shirley Fiterman Art Center Presents: Noel W Anderson’s “Black Exhaustion”

September 6 - December 2
| Shirley Fiterman Art Center | 81 Barclay St., NYC 10007
Artwork titled In the Spirit
Noel W Anderson, In the Spirit, 2023, Dyed, distressed cotton tapestry, 67 x 94 inches

The Shirley Fiterman Art Center invites you to an opening reception for Noel W Anderson’s “Black Exhaustion”, on September 6 from 6-8 p.m.

The exhibit runs from September 6 through December 2.

Noel W Anderson explores the socially constructed formation of Black male identity through American media in “Black Exhaustion”. Anderson’s process starts with found images, appropriated from various archives and media outlets, that he digitally manipulates through mirroring, inverting, cropping or other forms of distortion before it is reproduced as a cotton jacquard tapestry. The literal blurring of the images with the foundations on which they are formed parallels the ways in which representations of Black male figures are warped in contemporary culture and media.

About the Artist
Noel W Anderson (born in Louisville, KY) received an MFA from Indiana University in Printmaking, and an MFA from Yale University in Sculpture. He is also Area Head of Printmaking in NYU’s Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions. Anderson has been awarded the NYFA artist fellowship grant, the prestigious Jerome Camargo Prize and the paper-making residency at Dieu Donné. Anderson’s most recent institutional solo show, “Erasure’s Edge”, was on view at KMAC Contemporary Art Museum (Louisville, KY). He also exhibited in the 12th Berlin Biennale. His work is included in the permanent collections of the International Center of Photography (New York, NY), The Studio Museum (Harlem, NY) and the Hunter Museum of American Art (Chattanooga, TN).

More information on the artists, exhibition and related events can be found on our website.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12-5 p.m. and by appointment.

To make an appointment, contact the gallery at shirleyfitermanartcenter@bmcc.cuny.edu or (212) 776-5631.

September 6 - December 2
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Open to:
General Public


Shirley Fiterman Art Center | 81 Barclay St., NYC 10007
81 Barclay Street
New York, 10007 United States

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