Away Games – Abdi Farah
On view: Aug 10- Sept 8, 2019
Opening Reception: Aug 10, 6-10pm
Daily hours: Tuesday through Sunday 12-5
Away Games is a solo exhibition of work by New Orleans based artist and Antenna collective member Abdi Farah that furthers his exploration of the role of high school football in the lives and young black men in New Orleans and its significance in larger discussions around the capitalistic co-opting of black bodies in this country.
The show consists of a series of larger than life mixed-media figurative painting and drawings and large text-based tapestries and banners that simulate high school championship and marching band banners, as well as smaller collages, lithographs, and etchings. Opening August 10, the exhibition will coincide with the start of the new football season, and players and teams instrumental in the creation of this work will participate and share in the exhibition throughout its run.