Lola Flash uses photography to challenge stereotypes and offer new ways of seeing that transcend and interrogate gender, sexual, and racial norms. Since graduating from the Maryland Institute College of Art forty years ago, she has established herself as an international artist. Lola’s work is included in important public collections such as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Brooklyn Museum. In 2018 Lola and her amazing photography were featured in an article in The New York Times (Link in gallery website). Her most recent solo show took place, in London in 2019, at Autograph Gallery. Lola is also a member of the long-standing Kamoinge Photo Collective in Harlem. Her projects are an insiders’ account of the many ways black and gay people are perceived and how selected images have affected our psyche. She identifies as black and gay and for 40 years Lola has been committed to deconstructing racism, sexism and homophobia through challenging photographic imagery.
Gallery Blue Door is very excited for this powerful exhibit and pleased to have this exhibit coordinate with Lola’s talk at MICA on Feb. 21st with Dr. Leslie King Hammond. (Details in the gallery website)