no polite disguise | André Leon Gray

no polite disguise

André Leon Gray

On View April 26 – May 7, 2017

Presented by The Black on Black Project

In his first solo show at The Carrack, Raleigh native and resident André Leon Gray continues his creative momentum in the Bull City with a sledgehammer called “no polite disguise,” an exhibition that is meant to challenge the viewer to see the world with an open eye: to question the historical and contemporary conditioning that influences our frames of reference and cultural perception of people with melanin.

As we have seen through mainstream media, the “post-racial” veil that covered malignant racism during the Obama years, which gave some people the ignorant notion that racism was a myth, has now been lifted from our collective eyes with the controversial campaign and the inevitable election of the 45th POTUS.

André digs deep into the conscience of America with assemblages, sculpture, installations, collages, and a short film to excavate some hidden thoughts to unpack—with no polite disguise.


André Leon Gray
“They Live, We Sleep” (2017)
Polaroid, acrylic, ink and dartboard on wood panel. 12 x 12 inches


Opening Reception: Thursday, April 27, 7 – 10 p.m. with music by D.J. Damu

Artist Talk: Thursday, May 4, 7 p.m.

Photo Gallery


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12 – 3pm
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