Joshua Rashaad McFadden: I Believe I'll Run On
Artist Joshua Rashaad McFadden (American, b. 1990) uses photography to engage some of the most challenging subject matter of our time. Working across genres—social documentary, reportage, portraiture, book arts, and fine arts—he critically examines race, masculinity, sexuality, and gender in the United States. His work reveals the destructive impact of these constructs on Black Americans. Looking to the idea of “being-ness,” he considers the contemporary condition of Black life while referencing US history as a means to rediscover and define the Black self. In the end, McFadden's practice asserts the humanity of Black Americans.
Joshua Rashaad McFadden: I Believe I'll Run On is an early-career survey of the artist's work. The exhibition will focus on the series Selfhood, Come to Selfhood, A Lynching's Long Shadow, After Selma, Evidence, Unrest in America, and finally, premiering at the George Eastman Museum, the autobiographical series Love Without Justice.
Programming related to this exhibition is generously supported by the Lipson Visiting Artist Fund.