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Truthful History Heals

June 2 - August 26, 2016

Black Eye

Curator: Beth Marschak

Featuring works by: Paul DiPasquale, Roberto Duperior, Justice Dwight Elder, Pat Riot, Noah Scalin, Elizabeth Jan Shropshire, Spencer Lowell Turner, Dennis Winston, along with mOb Studio, the Truthful History Heals Facebook activist group, and ongoing visual ideas submitted by the public

TRUTHFUL HISTORY HEALS is a creative continuation and public expansion of The mOb Studio’s remedial actions on the Monument Ave. Robert E. Lee statue, and Truthful History Heals’ reimagined historic markers.

Curator Beth Marschak, LGBTQ+ historian and author, posed the question: If the conversation about the Civil War statues on Monument Ave. was visual, could more voices be heard? The Iridian Gallery at Diversity Richmond is hosting this visual salon exhibited in four thematic galleries, each including a different element of the show: Custom work by eight artists each with ties to Richmond; mOb Studio’s interpretations of the Lee Monument sculpture, with each artist adding their unique twist; reimagined signage based on historical markers, created by the social media activist group, Truthful History Heals; and crowdsourced visual interpretations that will be added weekly for the duration of the show.

Pictured above: Detail, Black Eye, by Paul DiPasquale from Truthful History Heals at The Iridian Gallery at Diversity Richmond

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