Specialist Gallery Presents Collaborative Show By Professor Barrois Jr. and Addoley Dzegede
In a chromatic shift, interdisciplinary artists Addoley Dzegede and Professor Lyndon Barrois Jr. continue their deep investigation of color, exploring red as a central reference point in their collaborative works. Their collaborative exhibition, titled “To Die For,” is on view at Specialist Gallery, November 3 through December 17.
Drawing on their respective expertise in craft, textile production, image-making technologies and the visual language of print and design, Dzegede and Barrois Jr. bring together motifs and iconography that center the color red as a source of desire and luxury. The textiles, photography and collage in To Die For weave together ideas of material value, color and cultural signification, as well the often intertwined instances of violence and beauty that complicate and confound red’s brilliance and potency.