Gallery Exhibit: The Avenues
An exhibition by Shawn Theodore
December 4, 2015 - February 14, 2016
First Friday Receptions: December 4, 2014 & February 5, 2015
Painted Bride Art Center | 230 Vine St.
xST / Shawn Theodore Artist Statement:
My photography is a personal reinterpretation of African American existential philosophy (my moniker ‘xST’ which, pronounced 'exist,' references this) and serves as a source of affirming, empowering images of everyday Black people to challenge preconceived stereotypes in popular culture. I began shooting street photography in 2008 in NYC, Baltimore, Oakland, Camden, and Philadelphia. I began with photoreportage, yet my vision has evolved over the past four years into a more artistically driven expression of street and studio photography techniques. I attended Tyler School of Art with a concentration on Fine Art, and I graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism, PR, and Advertising.
Read Najja Zimele Keita's field note on Theodore's work here.