Titus Kaphar, “Shifting Skies” at Jack Shainman

Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to present Titus Kaphar’s second solo exhibition, on view at both our Chelsea locations. Shifting Skies is an investigation into the highest and lowest forms of recording history. From monuments to mug shots, this body of work seeks to collapse the line of American history to inhabit a fixed point in the present. Historical portraiture, mug shots, and YouTube stills challenge viewers to consider how we document the past, and what we have erased. Rather than explore guilt or innocence, Kaphar engages the narratives of individuals and how we as a society manage and define them over time. As a whole, this exhibition explores the power of rewritten histories to question the presumption of innocence and the mythology of the heroic.

Start Date

December 16, 2016

End Date

January 28, 2016


10:00 AM - 19:00 AM


Jack Shainman, 513 West 20th St, New York, NY

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