No Struggle, No Progress

IBIS Vitus Shell's New Exhibition

New Orleans, LA – Vitus Shell, Louisiana mixed-media painter and black creative brings an impactful voice to contemporary figurative painting in his solo exhibition Gold Standard at IBIS Contemporary Art Gallery, in New Orleans LA June 30-August 19, 2023. Gold has been the metric for value in many societies throughout history. In this exhibition, black happiness and existence is used as the commodity. Using faux gold frames to mimic those of royalty and prestigious figures, the artist examines the present-day plight of black folks while showcasing the resilience and beauty of a people that con...


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