In his first solo exhibition with De Buck Gallery in Chelsea, Rashaad Newsome debuted a new body of work inspired by interpretations of agency within transgender and cisgender women of color communities. At the helm of the show is the titular video (Stop Playing in My Face, 2016) which transforms all the conceptual themes addressed in the show into animated embodiments of Newsome’s collage work. In the video, Newsome pulls from a cross-section of voices from both pop culture and academia, including Bell Hooks, Samantha James Revlon, and Janet Mock.

Afterparty took place at Ken & Cook, and the kids vogued down to performances by Katey Red & Ash B, & commentation battle between Kevin JZ, Jay Boogie, & Cakes Da Killa.