Mattress Factory is thrilled to see Shikeith and Feeling The Spirit In The Dark included by NBC News as a top show to see in 2021. From the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh to museums in New York, Denmark and London, museums are featuring queer artists of color.
In Feeling The Spirit In The Dark, Shikeith brings together four surreal, uncanny installations that explore the psychological impact of light, darkness, touch, and space on the Black body and soul. Tracing the history of Black people through sound, especially the Blues, Jazz, Gospel, and R&B, and movement in the wake and weight of the ship, Shikeith tells the narrative of the afterlife of slavery and what haunts Black queer, male-embodied people in society.
Read “Queer Artists of Color Dominate 2021’s Must See LGBTQ Art Shows” by Dan Allen, NBCNews.com.