Deconstructing/Reconstructing

NOW OPEN! An exploration of contemporary and historical examinations of power in relationship to the African Diaspora, Los Angeles-based artist Todd Gray juxtaposes archived photographs with one another and mounts them within found frames as a structuring device to investigate historical constructs of the “logical” geometrical gardens of Europe - an aesthetic manifestation of the idea of disembodied reason - with the “sublime” nature found in African landscapes. Pomona College Museum of Art presents Todd Gray: Euclidean Gris Gris , an exhibition consisting of a site-specific wall drawing and an evolving selection of photographs from Gray’s ongoing artistic examination of the legacies of colonialism in Africa and Europe that combine a contrasting language to frame the work within a broader cultural critique.