Larry Cook Flare

 Untitled #1 (Still from video performance)


Looking Black At Me

A Solo Exhibition by Larry Cook


September 8 – October 18, 2014

Opening Reception: September 18th 5PM-8PM


The Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland is proud to present Looking Black At Me, a solo exhibition by D.C- based artist Larry Cook. This exhibition will consist of videos and photographs that address questions of Black identity, representation, and self-awareness.Inspired by W.E.B Du Bois’ double consciousness theory, the exhibit evokes dialogue around the Black American experience with a multi-faceted conception of self. This duality is looking through oneself through the lens of the Western world.
This combination of direct observation and self-reflection creates a space in which the viewer can engage with the artwork pushing against their own social construct. The use of appropriation, documentation, and the directorial mode of photography, create an experience that provides insight into the representation of contemporary Black culture.
This exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.



The Stamp Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art with an emphasis on the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging and/or academically engaging and that addresses broad community and social issues. Through meaningful exhibitions and programming, the gallery offers the University community an outside-of-the-classroom experiential learning opportunity. The gallery space can be used as a laboratory for emerging artists and curators to experiment and work through their ideas, emphasizing the importance of the process to contemporary artistic practice. The gallery serves the public by providing exhibitions of social responsibility and artistic substance, as well as by offering an educational forum in which dialogue between artist and viewer and art and community is encouraged.


The Stamp Gallery is located on the first floor of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union-Center for Campus Life, at the University of Maryland, College Park.  The gallery is free and open to the public Mondays-Thursdays 10:00AM-6:00PM; Fridays and Saturdays 11:00AM-4:00PM. For more information about the exhibition and the program log on to thestamp.umd.edu/gallery or contact the gallery at 301-314-8492 or stampgallery@umd.edu.

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