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Colorism: Looking Outside the Brown Paper Bag January 19 - February 16, 2019

  • Phosphor Project Space 7720 Waverly Street Pittsburgh, PA. 15221 United State (map)



A solo exhibition by Ashley A. Jones

Curated by Tara Fay Coleman

Opening: Saturday, January 19, 6-9pm

Closing: Saturday, February 16, 6-9pm

Gallery Hours: Sundays 1-4pm, or by Appointment

Colorism: Looking Outside the Brown Paper Bag is a collection of work by artist Ashley A. Jones that explores the complex experience African American women have with the standardized ideas of beauty, while addressing issues surrounding hair, politics, classism, acceptance, and identity. As a subcategory of racism, colorism has encouraged an ideological mode of thinking that places favoritism upon lighter skin tones, straight hair, and other European phenotypic characteristics. The work in this exhibition also shows the role that African American women play in continuing this narrative of discrimination, while asking the viewer to explore and judge for themselves where they stand in this controversial social phenomenon.

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