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“Recollection,” works by Ben Blount, will be on exhibit at 1100 Florence.
“Recollection” examines the notions of race and culture encountered by those growing up in the United States. Shared through reimagined learning tools and remembered narratives, this work explores how people collect these formative ideas about identity and commit them to memory.
Mr. Blount, a printer, uses books, posters and installations to explore notions of race and identity in America. Shaped by two decades of experience in design and advertising, his work draws on a common cultural language of objects, stories and experiences to draw attention to the differences between what we see, and how we are seen.
The public is invited to an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 4, at 1100 Florence Ave., followed on Feb. 5 by an artist talk at 3 p.m.