Town Hall Art Talk: The Subversive Art of Kehinde Wiley, March 30

Posted on March 28, 2016, 2:36 pm
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You’ve seen his work around town in the past couple months, in print ads and on the sides of buses: Intricate and color-saturated designs, almost Baroque in the extent of their decoration, serving as the background to hyper-realistic portraits of modern black men. This is the aesthetic of Seattle Art Museum‘s current exhibit, Kehinde Wiley‘s A New Republicat the SAM through May 8.

If you need some guidance on interpreting these portraits, whose models are Wiley’s Brooklyn neighbors instead of the royals we might expect to see in such compositions, head over to Town Hall Seattle on Wendesday, March 30 for a panel discussion on art, race and representation. The panelists include artist, author and Gage co-founder Gary Faigin, Frye Museum educator and The Post Colonialist contributor Negarra Kudumu and artist and filmmaker Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes.

Tickets are $5 and may be purchased online.

Panel Discussion: The Subversive Art of Kehinde Wiley

When: Wednesday March 30, 7:30pm

Where: Town Hall (1119 8th Ave)

Sarah Caples has lived in Seattle since 2004 working as a fashion stylist for private clients. Sarah launched an art and society blog in 2008, along with a monthly salon at The Sorrento Hotel, which ran until June 2012. As executive editor of, Caples hopes to cultivate an informed dialog about regional culture and bring people of diverse backgrounds together in support of nonprofits, artists and community builders.

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