Pixelating: Black Image in the Age of Digital Reproduction

Crystal Z. Campbell, Delphine Diallo and Jacolby Satterwhite
Thursday, November 17, 2011 to Saturday, February 25, 2012

Curated by Zemen Kidane, Isissa Komada-John & Jabari Owens-Bailey
MoCADA’s 2011-2012 Curatorial Fellows

Pixelating: Black Image in the Age of Digital Reproduction is one part in a series of five curatorial projects taking place in various formats. The exhibition takes an intimate look at digital image-based works by artists Crystal Z. Campbell, Delphine Diallo and Jacolby Satterwhite. The artists employ numerous visual techniques such as collage, portraiture, and the integration of text to make visible the layering involved in the composition of a single image.

Pixelating seeks to highlight the discrete elements that directly challenge the notion of a monolithic Black identity. The idea of the pixel comes to represent the many constituents that make up a larger societal image in today’s digital age.