Marcus Kwame anderson, 2022 juried exhibition

320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY

August 20th - September 24th, 2022

 Artist Statement:

Formerly Invisible by Marcus Kwame Anderson

“It is sometimes advantageous to be unseen, although it is most often rather wearing on the nerves.” - The Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison

Visibility is a recurring theme in my life and work. As I began the initial sketches for my recent work I found myself thinking of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man. I thought of how social invisibility impacts the lives of many marginalized Americans. My ink drawings and paintings are a celebration of Black people in particular. Our identity in the American imagination has too often been distorted by pop-culture and shaped externally rather than by ourselves. To quote musician and emcee, Black Thought: “It’s imperative we change the narrative.”

This work is an affirmation of our spirit and refusal to accept invisibility as our status. We shine. We persist. We Love. We are beautiful.

- Marcus Kwame Anderson, 2022

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Saturday: 12pm-4pm

Sunday: Closed

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