Video artist, sculptor, countertenor, and composer M. Lamar, will be opening the fall season at PARTICIPANT INC with his first New York solo exhibition, NEGROGOTHIC, a Manifesto: The Aesthetics of M. Lamar. Most known for his music and performance-based work, this physical installation cross-references romanticism, surrealism, horror, pornography, gospel, metal, and early silent film to propose radical potentialities of blackness.
“I think this project comes at a particularly important moment, in which prevailing cinematic depictions offer only narrow historical accounts of subjugation.”Lia Gangitano recently said of M. Lamar’s work in Vogue IT
Opening Reception is Sunday September 7th at 7pm
This exhibition will also include several public events at the gallery as well as off site.
Including a conversation between M. Lamar and his sister Actress Laverne Cox September 9th location to be announced soon as well as the world premier of Lamar new requiem The Tree of blood October 5th at the Gallery.