2021-11-29 Michael Coppage
From Daniel Dugan
He completed a TEDx Talk titled “Everybody’s Racist….and it’s O.K” and he gained national attention with his recent project “BLACK BOX” : a community impact project aimed at demystifying black men and creating authentic experiences that replaces bias and preconceived notions related to the term “Black” . This series was exhibited around the country and in Puerto Rico at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 21c Museum Hotel, Ohio Arts Councils Riffe Gallery and the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporic Arts in New York to name a few. Coppage has gained some attention recently with a body of work entitled “American+” after depicting white Americans as monkeys in his paintings. He has several collaborative pieces set for completion this year and also released a podcast on Spotify appropriately titled Black Box as part of his recent series.