Perceptions

Angela Davis Johnson. Remember, 2015. From the series Ashes on The Fruit Trees. Ms. Davis said of this series: “I decided to approach this body of work with a question: If ashes spoke about the history of American lynching (both of the distant past and present) what would they say? Through twenty-six paintings I explore…

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Sam Gilliam. Red April, 1970. “TWO YEARS AFTER MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, Sam Gilliam created “Red April.” The draped canvas makes a bold statement with its candid reference to splattered blood in the wake of an assassin’s bullet. Gilliam, an internationally known artist whose work is influenced by Abstract…

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Rina Bannerjee.  She Is My Country, 2009. Texas long horn steer skull, cowrie shells, steel planters, Hindu ceremony thread, antique mannequin, globes, wire, kitchen towel rack, glass beads, brass bells, Chinese umbrella, Japanese mosquito net, bone beads, copper trim, African necklaces, Chinese lantern, 22 carat gold powder. / Musee Goya, Castres, France, 2012 ” ……

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Paula Rego. The Maids, 1987. Acrylic on canvas-backed paper. “The story at the heart of the painting came to Paula Rego ready-made in the form of Jean Genet’s play The Maids (1947), itself based on the real-life case of the Papin sisters, Christine and Lea, who worked as maids for a rich Parisian family. One…