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Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Art in focus: ‘No Strings Attached’ showcases the work of five emerging African American artists at the 39th Street Gallery

Whatever you think about the work of the five artists currently being showcased at the 39th Street Gallery, one thing is certain: They’ve got a healthy sense of humor. A collective of emerging African American artists known as Delusions of Grandeur, the group consists of Wesley Clark, Shaunte Gates, Jamea Richmond -Edwards, Amber Robles-Gordon and Stanley Squirewell. Located in a 450-square-foot micro-gallery in Brentwood, their show is anything but grand.

Yet despite the self-deprecating humor of the group’s name, “No Strings Attached,” it addresses some serious issues about race and visibility, albeit subtly.

Read my review, and check out a selection of images from the show in the gallery at the top of this post. Then swing by on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m., for a gallery talk.

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