Faculty William Downs in “Black Pulp”
GSU faculty, William Downs has been in numerous and acclaimed group exhibitions across the region in a span of only a few months: “Third Space” at the Birmingham Museum of Art, AL; “The Reroute” at Tempus Projects, Tampa, Fl; and most recently “Black Pulp!” at the USF Contemporary Art Museum, FL.
“Black Pulp!” examines evolving perspectives of Black identity in American culture and history from 1912 to 2016 through rare historical printed media shown in dialogue with contemporary works of art. The exhibition highlights works by artists, graphic designers, writers, and publishers in formats ranging from little known comic books to covers for historic books and magazines, to etchings, digital prints, drawings, and media-based works. Curated by William Villalongo and Mark Thomas Gibson.