More Than XY, an exhibition that celebrates the role of fathers and positive role models in the Black community will be held in London from 17th to 30th June 2012.
The exhibition curated by Thenublack and the forFATHERS project, will be held at The Darnley Gallery, 1A Darnley Rd, E9 6QH London.
The curators of More Than XY are mounting this show to increase the awareness of the fathers who are active parents in their children’s lives and to provide exposure for the artists expressing their views of fatherhood through visuals.
The show is their way to challenge the often imbalanced portrayal of black men being absent fathers and negative role models.
This exhibition celebrates not only the role of Black Fathers but also highlights the positive black male role models who play an integral part in the lives of young people growing up.
More Than XY will also encourage visitors to the exhibition to not only view the works submitted by the artists, but to be a part of the exhibition themselves by bringing photographs of their fathers/positive role models to be placed on a message wall where they will also be able to write messages to and about their fathers.
Research shows that reading aloud to children is vital because it helps them acquire the information and skills they need in life. The More Than XY show will therefore include a story time section for young children attending the show which will include special guests reading some well-loved children’s stories to a small group of children.
The first show will take place in London in June and then move to a gallery space in Brooklyn, New York in August.
You can register for free tickets for the London exhibition by visiting: http://morethanxy.eventbrite.co.uk/
MORE THAN XY EXHIBITION
17th to 30th June 2012
The Darnley Gallery
1A Darnley Rd
E9 6QH London