Date(s) - 10/07/2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rochester Contemporary Art Center
Come What May, It Takes A Silver Bullet by Abiose Spriggs
Opening Reception: October 7, 6-9pm
On View October 7 – November 12
This exhibition is the result of the artist’s extended meditation on the film “Emperor Jones” (1933). Through these new multi-media works, Spriggs examines Brutus Jones, the main character played by Paul Robeson; and his struggles, his rise, and his final downfall. The work is also infused with the artist’s reflections on both the groundbreaking aspects of the film, and its use of dated and problematic tropes. Though not widely-known, the film has an interesting and challenging place in our cultural and cinematic history, especially its standing in the era of ‘race films’.
Learn more about this exhibition and the artist HERE.