Exhibition

Shoebox Projects presents Mike McLain and Carolina Calling

13 Aug 2017

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Free admission

Los Angeles
California, United States

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During his residency at Shoebox Projects, Mike McLain will create a dialogue with his own personal childhood memories of dealing with issues of white privilege and racism.

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During his residency at Shoebox Projects, Mike McLain will research his family history and build work around what he finds, and use them to create a dialogue with his own personal childhood memories of dealing with issues of racism, growing up in a Southern family, based in the Carolinas. Using various media, McLain plans to create a large installation with a variety of imagery, sculpture, drawing and video work to illustrate an experience that touches on his familial history of white privilege and the poison of a racist society. Just as the descendants of slaves are forced to accept the history that is in their DNA, so must those who carry the familial legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, and segregation from the other side of the aisle. He hopes to gain understanding through this project, of how racism is perpetuated in white culture, and by bringing it to the forefront of the greater public consciousness he will be able to find freedom from its damaging tyranny, and help the public see a path beyond the bigotry and prejudice inherent in this country’s history.

Exhibiting artists

Mike McLain

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