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Shori Sims: Dream of a Black Planet

Presented by Office of Public Art at The Backyard, Pittsburgh PA

Jul 15 2022
Aug 06 2022
Shori Sims: Dream of a Black Planet

The Pittsburgh Creative Corps invites you to visit the newest exhibition by artist Shori Sims, Dream of a Black Planet.

Dream of a Black Planet
Shori Sims’ new paintings see Black people in a futuristic paradise of their own conception. Depicting Black bodies joined in joy, Sims — through highly symbolic paintings — posits what could happen if African-descended people came together now, in an act of mutual healing. Utilizing futuristic and utopian imagery, Sims paints Black people in a way that highlights their humanity.

Sims is creating work within an imagined narrative. This narrative posits a world in

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