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Woke!
William Villalongo &
Mark Thomas Gibson

June 2 – July 20, 2017
USF Contemporary Art Museum
West Gallery

William Villalongo, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter, 2015. Photo: Will Lytch

Woke! brings together recent work by William Villalongo and Mark Thomas Gibson, artists and the curators of Black Pulp! The term “woke” is contemporary American vernacular terminology for acute awareness, particularly in reference to the socio-political contexts we inhabit. Woke! presents works made over the past two years, a time when the influence of the hyper-visuality of police violence upon Black bodies and the cultural currents of the Black Lives Matter movement informed new narratives in their practice. Woke! is organized by USF Contemporary Art Museum.

Black Pulp! and Woke! are supported in part by the USF Institute on Black Life.

PRESS:
Tampa Bay Times Review

Creative Loafing Tampa Review

DOWNLOADS:
Woke! Brochure | Black Pulp! and Woke! Press Release

ARTIST SITES:
William Villalongo
villalongostudio.com

Mark Thomas Gibson
markthomasgibson.com


William Villalongo, You Matter and We Can't Breathe, 2015. Photo: Will Lytch

William Villalongo, You Matter and We Can't Breathe, 2015. Photo: Will Lytch

William Villalongo, Spring, 2015. Photo: Will Lytch

William Villalongo, Summer, 2015. Photo: Will Lytch

William Villalongo, Fall, 2015. Photo: Will Lytch

William Villalongo, Winter, 2015. Photo: Will Lytch

Mark Thomas Gibson Turnt Up and That's That Fall (left), 2016.
William Villalongo, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter (right), 2015. Photo: Will Lytch

Mark Thomas Gibson Turnt Up (left) and That's That Fall (right), 2016. Photo: Will Lytch

Mark Thomas Gibson Last Dance (1–6), 2016. Photo: Will Lytch