Jeffrey Deitch Hosts 40 Artists of Color in Shattered Glass

Shattered Glass
Courtesy of the artist and Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles.

Tyler Ballon, When the Trumpet Sounds!, 2020.

Shattered Glass gathers a group of forty international artists of color whose subjects don’t ask, but rather demand to take up space. Subjects whose gaze unflinchingly holds the viewer. Figures literally walk off the canvas, asking for more than a life beyond subjugation. The artwork gathered for this exhibition introduces a new narrative altogether and intends to shatter the glass of the long-existing power structures in the art world. Visibility within the arts has historically been racially determined by existing hierarchical power structures. This directly correlates to the erasure of Black and Brown bodies in the art world. There still exists a massive lack in images of self-affirmation and representation for people of color in traditional figurative portraiture.

Event Information
Start Date: March 20, 2021
End Date: May 22, 2021
Venue: Jeffrey Deitch 

Shattered Glass