Vanguard Artist Collective: Overture

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Overture (noun)

  1. the first part of an event: the beginning of something


1: to put forward

2: to make or present


Sydney G. James, Scheherazade Washington Parrish, Rashaun Rucker and Tylonn J. Sawyer, together known as The Vanguard Artist Collective, are four artists living and working in Detroit. Using history, conditioning, gender, language, politics and scale as material, these artists create works that reveal that which has been ignored rather than unseen. Rejecting the very concept of post-blackness, the works in the exhibition consider the physical and intellectual space & time they occupy in America. Overture is the inaugural group show for the Vanguard Artist Collective.

Organized by Jeff Cancelosi.



Featured Artist: Izaiah Ford

Curated by Dan Graschuck


A special thanks to Scott McCabe for developing the exhibition page.