Framing the Trap: Postmodern Aesthetics, Themes, and Theories from the Trap

Framing the Trap further explores the theoretical claims made throughout bart fitzgerald’s recent works around Trap Music, its sonic histories, relation to the black church and spirituality, and postmodern aesthetic practices. fitzgerald seeks to situate Trap Music within conversations around the longstanding tradition of sound in the black radical tradition.

bart fitzgerald explores black sociality, religion, and queerness through a lens of liberation theology as base ideology for radical living. They make work as a visual artist, writer, lecturer, and curator of vibrant life for black folks in Portland, Oregon. Their work has been presented at Reed College, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland African American Leadership Forum, Black Lives Matter: Portland, and The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA). They have received commissions and funding from c3:initiative, Regional Arts & Culture Council, The Urban League of Portland, and numerous local and national organizations. Most recently, they were selected as a recipient of the Ford Family Foundation’s Golden Spot Award that is granted in connection with an artist residency at Caldera Arts Center in Sisters, Oregon.

Presented by home school and sponsored by the Cooley Gallery.

Friday, October 27, 2017 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Eliot Hall, Chapel

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Lecture, Community


Faculty, Alumni, Open to the Public, Students


Cooley Gallery






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