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Black Boys Forever
The MOEG invites you to join us for “Black Boys Forever”, a solo exhibition by James Yeboah. The second part of his "Black Boys" series, James seeks examine and reimagine the notion of black male solidarity.
With “Black Boys Forever”, James illustrates strength through vulnerability and intimacy. "Black Boys Forever" is a space to rediscover what it means to be a man, explore the ways in which we can shift our understanding of masculinity, and talk about deconstructing the toxic ideas of masculinity we teach one another.
James Michael Yeboah is a Ghanian-Canadian visual artist born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario. He has shown his work in galleries such as Blank Canvas Gallery and 416 Gallery, and had his first solo show "When Black Boys Cry" at 2104 Dundas last year. James’ work often touches on issues impacting the Black community, such as mental health, anti-Black violence, toxic masculinity, and the difficulties of being part of the African diaspora. James’ work attempts to address these topics in order to improve communication (and mend relationships) within the Black community. Through his work, James aims to reflect on how he can effectively inspire change, and be a more active, open and vocal member of his community.
Opening Reception: June 7th, 2018 from 6-10pm
Exhibition Dates: June 7th – 23rd
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Friday from 12-7pm, Saturdays from 12-5pm
FREE Event -- No Cover
Gender Neutral Washroom onsite
A note on accessibility: there is a ramp at the door, but only one washroom which is down a flight of stairs.
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