New Age Nostalgia | Vitus Shell

New Age Nostalgia | Vitus Shell

An exhibition of large scale paintings of the black experience- giving agency to people from this community through powerful images deconstructing, sampling, and remixing identity, civil rights, and contemporary black culture

'New Age Nostalgia' by Vitus Shell features large scale paintings of the black experience- giving agency to people from this community through powerful images deconstructing, sampling, and remixing identity, civil rights, and contemporary black culture.

Shell's work bridges the gap between older and younger generations by exploring and uncovering factors that have contributed to unfortunate relationship breakdowns between the two. His layered, mixed media painting examines parallels between present day behaviors and attitudes that date back to African roots throughout history. His current work experiments with portraiture, acrylic paint, oversized photocopies of early 20th century vintage advertisements, and the incorporation of a foam-cut printing technique. His process and visual language eludes to the hip hop lifestyle with a southern vernacular.

This exhibition will show simultaneously with Full Spectrum and Plates through October 25th

Gallery Hours Saturday – Sunday 11am-4pm

Covid-19 Safety Gallery Capacity will be limited to six people at a time, facemask required. To make an appointment for alternate days contact carolyn@soovac.org.

IC: Vitus Shell, 'Targeted,' Acrylic, Foamcut Print and Paper on Canvas, 2016

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