Operation Varsity Blues Curated by Charles Moore

June 5, 2021July 4, 2021

Allouche Gallery presents Operation Varsity Blues, a group exhibition curated by author, art historian and independent curator Charles Moore, exploring the college admissions scandal and inequities within American higher education. The exhibition features new works by thirteen artists responding to the 2019 college admissions scandal of the same name wherein affluent families conspired to influence undergraduate admissions decisions at several top-tier American colleges and universities. Exhibiting artists include Lindsay Adams, Lindsey Brittain Collins, Debra Cartwright, Kevin Claiborne, Alteronce Gumby, Lanise Howard, Jeffrey Meris, Robert Moore, Rashaun Rucker, Malaika Temba, Khari Turner, Telvin Wallace and Esteban Whiteside, many of whom have faced discrimination at the same elite schools they attended at the beginning of their careers. The artworks created for Operation Varsity Blues directly reflects on the wider, structural issues plaguing the American educational system, as well as the artists' experiences with institutionalized racism as minorities studying on some of the same campuses.

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