Lola Flash, a fixture in the New York City art scene, uses photography to challenge stereotypes and offer new ways of seeing that often transcend and interrogate gender sexual and racial norms. Her work has been used as a reference point for the black and LGBTQ+ community and for photography by women.Show Preview Visit
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Critic and co-founder of ARTS.BLACK Jessica Lynne moderates a discussion with photographers Lola Flash, Ming Smith, and Ayana Jackson on social justice, constructing identity, and contemporary portraiture followed by an exhibition viewing of Lola Flash: 1986-Present.
The solo exhibition presents work spanning three decades, including a cross-processed color photography series the artist made in response to the AIDS crisis.
The artist is known for her often feminist-tinged work that challenges preconceived notions about race and sexuality.
Flash focuses on upsetting normalized and oppressive standards of gender, age, and race.
For more than three decades, Lola Flash's photos have challenged gender, sexual and racial norms. Nonprofit Pen + Brush hosts the first comprehensive exhibition of Flash's photos.