Michael Paul Britto
Michael Paul Britto: Recent Video
June 9 - July 29, 2007
Opening Reception Saturday, June 9, from 6 to 8pm. (admission free)
The New York-based artist Michael Paul Britto will present a selection of three recently completed video projections in Franklin Art Works' Video Gallery. The three single channel projections to be present on continuous view are: Stoop (2006), which depicts street life from the perspective of a front stoop, using appropriated sound bytes that comment on race, relationships, violence and self esteem; Super "N" Word (2007) a critical look at the use of the notorious word as a term of endearment within street culture; and Authenticity of a Smile (2007), examining how a smile can mask a person's true disposition.
Michael Paul Britto's work in video and sculpture have been included in exhibitions at the Victoria & Albert Museum (London), The Contemporary Art Museum (St. Louis), The Bronx Museum, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), the Contemporary Art Center (Cincinnati), and the Studio Museum in Harlem among other venues.
The exhibitions continue through July 29 and admission is always FREE. For more information, to arrange school group visits or tours, please contact Franklin Art Works staff at 612-872-7494.