Tajh Rust “Passages”

Fridman Gallery

poster for Tajh Rust “Passages”

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Fridman Gallery present Passages, the first solo exhibition by Tajh Rust. With a new series of paintings and sculptural installation, Rust will trace the passage of time, of bodies through space, and of ideas through text.

Through figuration and abstraction, Rust explores the relationship between black identity and space. He collaborates with his subjects to determine how they are represented and employs film and literary references to draw connections among portraiture, language, and modes of representation.

Central to Rust’s practice is his mastery of color, with which he creates vivid environments echoing the subjects’ skin tones. Individuals are at once obscured and placed center-stage, challenging the historical invisibility of black bodies. Referencing the perspectival distortions more typically employed in film and photography, Rust’s paintings command the gaze of the viewer toward the intimacy of each scene.



from May 22, 2019 to June 21, 2019
Performance by The Lopez Trio: Wednesday, June 19, 8-10 pm (Tickets)

Opening Reception on 2019-05-22 from 18:00 to 20:00


Tajh Rust

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