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July 10, 2005, to January 8, 2006 |

Fred Wilson: Black Like Me

Over the course of the past two decades, Fred Wilson has created a body of work that has consistently used material culture as a vehicle for examining social inequality. The primary sculptural form in this exhibition, the black drop, is a shape that has haunted Wilson’s imagination for many years. Relating to the stereotyped caricature of African people as portrayed in Western popular culture, the black drop with eyes reduces Blackness to a dehumanized essence, a concentrated residue of prejudice and antipathy.