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Swallowing Stereotypes

The following images are from an art installation by Travis Somerville at Otis College of Art and Design. It's based—obviously—on the days in the South when "Whites only " and "Blacks only" drinking fountains were not art, but real life. Sommerville has taken the idea to another level. Whether it's a higher or lower level is up to you, but here's a kind of puzzle made from the images to see how quickly you can recognize the stereotypes.

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Whatever your opinion, it's a very interesting show at the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis through December 12th. It's called "Dedicated to the Proposition..." You can get more info here.

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