Shantel Miller’s The Side Profile Series (2016)




Shantel Miller, The Side Profile Series Project Space at Xpace Cultural Centre

October 28- December 3, 2016

Curated by leaf jerlefia

In The Side Profile Series, Shantel Miller explores complexities within representations of blackness. With a suite of eight oil paintings, Miller portrays young, black men in side profile, as a method to re-contextualize and bring into focus the black body – revealing that each subject depicted is replete with individual characteristics, vulnerabilities and truths. This body of work crafts a space for exploring notions of the viewer, viewing and the viewed.

Photo Documentation by Yuula Benivoski

Find Shantel Miller here.





Read the Exhibition Essay: The Side Profile Series: Exhibition Essay

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