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Explore the Intersection of the Beauty and Struggle of Being Black at Detroit Art Exhibit Until Jan. 8

Explore the multilayered narratives of Blackness at the art exhibition, Multifaceted: A Retrospective of Work by Jason Philips. Curated by Chelsea Flowers, the exhibit showcases the work of Philips, a Black Detroiter who creates paintings, mixed media, murals, and tattoo art to show the intersection of beauty and struggle when it comes to being Black.  

“As we’ve heard time and time again, ‘Blackness isn’t a monolith.’ And when we get to tell our own stories, we get to show the multifaceted nature of Blackness,” Flowers said. “While we as Black people may have similar experiences of home, community, and the manners in which we navigate the world, we are still complex, multifaceted individuals.” 

According to the event page, the exhibit will feature Philips’ multidisciplinary fine art, illustration tattoo work, and social entrepreneurial endeavors. 

The exhibit is open until Jan. 8, 2022, and is located in The Carr Center Gallery in Detroit’s Midtown Cultural District (15 E. Kirby St.). The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m. Part of the exhibit can also be enjoyed online via The Carr Virtual Center Gallery 

Proof of vaccination and masks are required to enter the gallery, and social distancing and registration for timed tickets will be monitored. Learn more and get free tickets for the exhibition here.