fade BY SHELDON SCOTT
as part of culturaldc’s barbershop project
fade by Sheldon Scott is an activation at the intersection of blackness and masculinity. In conversation with Devan Shimoyama’s Mighty Mighty, centerpiece of The Barbershop Project by CulturalDC, fade composes soundtrack, dialogue, and movement of intragroup differences to include race, gender-expression, class, and age.
“My work surveys the intersection of Race, Economics, and Sexuality with a critical lens on ideals of exceptionality of the Black Male form, while assessing the social taxes levied on Black Bodies and Psyches,” says artist Sheldon Scott.
CulturalDC’s Mobile Art Gallery is a satellite location for By The People, an international arts and dialogue festival presented by Halcyon. Launched in 2018, the festival brings visual art, performing art, and dialogue to all four quadrants of Washington, DC, all completely free and open to the public. Each year a different curator interprets the festival’s founding themes: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Saturday, June 22 from 2-3pm
Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Center (THEARC) in front of CulturalDC’s Mobile Art Gallery.
Parking available on site and street. Southern Ave Metro (Green) is a 15min walk. Bus lines: W1,2,3.
about the artist
Sheldon Scott, a native of Pawley’s Island, SC, began his professional life as a Psychotherapist in Washington, DC in 2000. In 2005 he began his career as a creative through Storytelling, and later focused on Performance and Fine Art in creating a body of work. Scott mines his experiences growing up in the Gullah/Geeche South and years in Mental Health practice to examine the black male form and expectations of usability and expendability as they relate to constructs of Race, Economics and Sexuality. Sheldon Scott is represented by CONNERSMITH, Washington, DC.