Kareem Black Exhibit @ Rouge 58
On September 7th, Rouge 58 is proud to host Exhibit B, Kareem Black’s newest series of photographs featuring legs and shoes. Inspired by Guy Bourdin, his most favored photographer, Kareem collaborated with acclaimed stylist Harold Melvin to creatively direct seven images reminiscent of one of the greatest advertising photographers of our time. Exclusively shot for Rouge 58 to coincide with New York Fashion Week, this is Kareem’s first exhibit geared directly towards his passion for an influential icon very apparent in much of Kareem’s personal work at kareemblack.com/life . Echoing Bourdin’s legendary Exhibit A series, Kareem has aptly titled his series as Exhibit B, both as an homage to the photographer and a reference this own last name. Coming from an industry obsessed with the face and eyes as the anchor of beauty and often a tool for celebrity, Kareem draws on Bourdin’s style; dark humor, awkward playfulness and even violent sexiness. Focused on purely body language set in an almost random environment, the viewer witnesses the expression of arms and legs as the only indicators of what is happening.
Rouge 58 presents Exhibit B by Kareem Black
Wednesday, September 8th
555 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211