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Bunker Projects’ Artist in Residence
recipient of the Pittsburgh Foundation Advancing Black Arts Grant
“Somewhere Over The_”
Solo Exhibition Opening Reception
October 03, 5-9pm, Bunker Projects
free + open to the public

“There are both structural and cultural inequalities that have formulated barriers that dictate our psychological perception of the world, each other, and ourselves. My work examines the societal, cultural, and political misconceptions involved in being viewed as a black male in America. “Somewhere Over the __” is a body of work created in residence with Bunker Projects including photography, video, sculpture and installation. The works explore the emotional experience related to being perceived, and classified as an African-American male. I am reacting to what causes an individual to walk faster when I am walking behind them—or in turn, what causes me to cross the street when a group of African American males are coming towards me.”

A Philadelphia native, Shikeith Cathey (b. Jan 3, 1989) is a cross-disciplinary artist who creates photographs, video art, films, and installation. His work images the psycho-dynamic perspectives, and emotionality of contemporary black men as a result of historically, socially constructed phenomenons. His first solo exhibition ‘Ode to Black’ was held at the Paul Robeson Cultural Center at The Pennsylvania State University, where he studied art and received several awards including The Leslie P. Greenhill scholarship for Photography.

Bunker Projects is a residency program and experimental gallery devoted to building a living laboratory for artists in Pittsburgh. We aspire to challenge artists to fully immerse in the creative process and break new ground; connect collectors and artists through personal interaction; and inspire artists to interact with the community in new and
unexpected ways