Join us for the reception of American+ , a solo exhibition of multimedia works by PAFA alum Michael Coppage.
"American+ is a response to the term African-American and my solution for the problems associated with being Black. The “minus” in African-American implies that my American designation is somehow less. American+ speaks to the resilience black people have exhibited for centuries navigating through enslavement, indentured servitude, systemic racism, and environmental pitfalls. The “+” represents the amount of additional energy, work, and resilience it takes to land on equal footing with those from other racial backgrounds. It represents the ability to both overcome and succeed in the face of adversity. This series of work aims to tell troubling but true stories through a range of visual media, providing insight and education related to my Black (male) experience in Contemporary America."
- Michael Coppage (MFA 2005)
Safety protocol: Please note that food and beverages will not be provided nor permitted at the reception. Visitors are required to wear masks during the event. Visitors should not attend if they are sick.