The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold: Art, Identity & Politics showcases the Black, gay artist’s 1970s photocollages, which commented upon mass media portrayals of sexuality and race.
CHICAGO — To every story there is a backstory. Open the door and walk down the hall until you reach a room you haven’t been in before.
CHICAGO — I was standing in front of a large black and white photograph by Angela Strassheim in the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. It appeared to show the interior of a boring suburban home, complete with bad furniture and family photos in ugly frames. Everything seemed normal, nothing was out of place — except for the tidal splatter of white marks, like someone had hurled a can of paint at the walls.