Date: 08 Apr 2016 – 25 Apr 2016
Type: Exhibition

Project Ability is proud to present the first solo exhibition outside of the United States by the New York-based artist Derrick Alexis Coard. The exhibition is curated by Matthew Higgs, the director of White Columns, New York, and installed in collaboration with artist Jim Lambie.

Derrick Alexis Coard is affiliated with New York’s Healing Arts Initiative (HAI), a not-for-profit centre that supports adult artists with mental illness and developmental disabilities.

Coard’s exhibition focusses on recent drawings from his ongoing series of imagined ‘portraits’ of bearded black men. Writing about this project Coard has said: “During my adolescence I started drawing images of bearded black men. I use bearded black men as a symbolic expression for possible change in the African American community. My work is a form of testimonial where black men can be seen in a more positive and righteous light.”

Supported by Glasgow International.


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Fri 8 April – Mon 25 April
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