Hank Willis Thomas' Scouring the Earth for My Affinity at SamsønJuxtapoz // Friday, 25 Mar 2011
Hank Willis Thomas, whom we featured in the magazine back in March 2010, has a solo exhibition, Scouring the Earth for My Affinity, at Samsøn Projects in Boston opening today, March 25. At the closing on May 6, Thomas will be present to sign copies of his 1st monograph, Pitch Blackness, published by Aperture.
The exhibition title comes from a work on view where Willis Thomas balances the color of the Gold Dust Twins, a trademark found in most U.S. homes during the first half of the twentieth century. The twins, two African American children depicted cleaning the world, were featured in print and radio advertising for over sixty years. That work is seen below.
Hank Willis Thomas
Scouring the Earth for My Affinity
March 25—May 7, 2011