Ellen Gallagher

African American artist Ellen Gallagher’s multilayered works are underwhelmingly shocking; the canon of advertising is transformed as the façade of the equality and diversity promised lingers unsettlingly, the uniformity of racial stereotypes continuing to burden the black body.

Philomé Obin

Haitian painter Philomé Obin’s works possess considerable depth, the illusion of unsophisticated figurative drawings simultaneously dictates a pain and an endurance; a joyous revolt, a hallelujah to the Haitian independence, an unvarnished disclosure of unchanging politics and poverty.