Responding to images of police killings of Black people, the Pittsburgh-based queer Nigerian-Swedish-American multimedia artist Mikael Owunna
has worked to articulate an alternative vision of the Black body as the incarnation of the eternal cosmos
. Using his engineering background, Owunna built a camera flash that transmits only ultraviolet light
, and in each photoshoot he begins by hand painting his sitters’ nude bodies with fluorescent paints
that glow under ultraviolet light. Yes, this looks amazing
. Note: In addition to full entry appointments, there's nighttime front-window viewing every evening, 7-11pm.
Through May 8. By appointment, Fri.-Sun., noon-5pm