Denver, Colorado - Do you remember the first time you heard the n-word? How about the first time that you experienced or witnessed racial discrimination? These questions are the focus of a new art exhibition opening in Denver in January.
Negro Stories, a collection of thought-provoking images and digital art, examines the concept of collective trauma and healing in American history.
The works presented, not only provide a stirring summary of the realities experienced by Americans of African descent; but also offers a revealing look into the authaccounts of Americans of diverse ancestry.
"For far too long, racism has been viewed as a problem strictly of the oppressed, and not that of the oppressor, " shares Negro Stories creator Chloe Duplessis.
"By assigning the weight of racism to communities of color and relinquishing ownership one can attempt to evade accountability; but please know that doing so, you ultimately perpetuate and protect the very systems that have led us to our current space as a country."
Negro Stories opens on January 11 and runs through February 28 at Converge Denver.
For more information, visit duplessisart.com or call 2097204ART.
About the Artist
Chloe DuPlessis is a sought-after artist, speaker and strategist committed to creating art that inspires conversations on culture, history and healing.