Black in Denver is a photographic exhibition of work by photographer Narkita Gold, taking over the Arvada Center's Upper and Theatre Galleries this winter. Curated for the Arvada Center from Gold's body of portrait work, Black in Denver takes a critical look at identity.
Series participants offer poignant, poetic, and revealing accounts of life in Denver, ranging from the importance of community building to taking up space in an ever-evolving city. As a whole, the series reveals that Denver’s Black community fosters a culture of authenticity.
Black in Denver supports and demonstrates the notion that Blackness, and identity in general, is not a monolith. In a society where Black people are often stereotyped and seen as homogenous, the artist hopes to change the narrative and raise awareness about the power of being one's self.