Friday, September 13, 2013

Pentagram’s Eddie Opara: “Stealth”

Eddie Opara
174 x 80 — 2008
© Eddie Opara

This piece was featured in the 2013 Pop-up Exhibition: “Re/View, Work at Play” which ran during June in Block Thirty Seven at the Chicago Design Museum. The exhibition ran concurrently with Chicago Design Week. photo by versluis

The exhibition label for this piece states:

Stealth is a marriage of two parallel themes on the visibility of identity. The dynamic form and function of the stealth fighter provides the dimensional impetus, whilst the text is homage to Ralph Ellison’s invisible man “I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.” — an indication of how black people have been treated in society.

Pictured below is a lower left close-up of Stealth.

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