The Polite & the Savage, SALON II Resident

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 6:00pm to Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 7:00pm

Meet the artists and celebrate the opening of SALON Vol. II along with an exhibition of Beverly Alomepe’s “The Polite & The Savage” Opening Friday, June 7th from 7 – 9pm at SALON, located on the second floor of Canal Place next to Anthropologie.


Alomepe’s work revolves around encapsulating the feeling of institutional racism and the black experience. In other words, it explores the status of marginalized peoples in the Western world. These gilded, paper bodies are simultaneously visible, and invisible— present, yet absent. She draws from the pattern of her being with Cameroonian wax print fabric patterns. This inscribes a corporeal piece of herself with each subtractive paper cut mark into my paper stencil sketches and figurative installations.

“This is how I breathe life into these darling paper dolls. Just as the black figuration in my paper doll ls seems fraught with delicacy, upon closer inspection the craft reveals my artistic intention. Approaching the dolls, take note of how they are displayed—pinned, suspended and flayed.”


SALON promises new programming, exhibitions, and performances in Canal Place. Follow the Arts Council’s website and social media channels @artsneworleans for updates and listings of events and openings. The Polite and the Savage exhibition will be on display through June during SALON operating hours Wednesday – Monday 1 – 6pm daily.


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