University of Maryland
SOLO EXHIBITION BY LARRY COOK
SEPTEMBER 8 - OCTOBER 18, 2014
RECEPTION SEPTEMBER 18, 5-8PM
Looking Black At Me consists of videos and photographs that address
questions of Black identity, representation, and self-awareness. Inspired by
W.E.B Du Bois’ double consciousness theory, the exhibit evokes dialogue
around the Black American experience with a multi-faceted conception of self.
This duality is looking through oneself through the lens of the Western world.
This combination of direct observation and self-reflection creates a space in
which the viewer can engage with the artwork pushing against their own social
construct. The use of appropriation, documentation, and the directorial mode of
photography, create an experience that provides insight into the representation of
contemporary Black culture.