Monique Meloche Gallery presents Jake Troyli’s first solo exhibition and first exhibition with the gallery titled, Don’t Forget to Pack a Lunch! through October 31st.Troyli’s examines the construction of otherness and Black and Brown individuals’ commodification through vibrant large-scale, self-portrait paintings. He challenges labor capitalism construction of performance and how it is directly related to one’s value and importance to society. Although presented a time of political and social unrest, Don’t Forget to Pack a Lunch! is not a direct response to the current political and social climate. Nonetheless, it is essential to the larger conversation of Black male stereotypes and how we all have a role in upholding these racist systems.
Don’t Forget to Pack a Lunch!
Monique Meloche Gallery
451 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60622
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Pictured: Jake Troyli, The Demonstration (2020)