Noted Artist With Works Featured On Hit Tv Shows To Shed Light On Skill, Strategy With Morehouse College Community And Public

Date Released: January 12, 2016

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ATLANTA (January 12, 2016) — Television viewers of the hit shows “Empire” and “black-ish” have seen the works of Fahamu Pecou, while art lovers have discovered his talent on display at prestigious art museums and galleries nationwide. This month, the Morehouse community and the public will have a chance to see Pecou’s work and hear from the visual and performing artist and scholar during an artist talk and panel discussion. The free event presented by the Morehouse College Visual Arts program will take place Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at 7 p.m. at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center at Morehouse College.

Pecou considers his work to provide a crucial interpretation in contemporary representations of black masculinity. Through parody and satire in his paintings, performances, video and original music, he seeks to expose society’s obsession with celebrity and the exploitation of black masculinity. A Ph.D. student in Emory University’s Institute of the Liberal Arts, Pecou maintains an active exhibition schedule and travels for public lectures and speaking engagements at colleges and museums around the nation.

His work has been featured at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American Art and Culture, Societe Generale in Paris, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, and as part of both the Paul R. Jones Collection and the Clark Atlanta University Art Collection.

More info: www.morehouse,edu; www.fahamupecouart.com

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Last Modified: November 16, 2016, 10:11 AM, by: Synera Shelton

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