Color, Excluded

14 Sep

Maaaan. It’s been too long. Enjoy these great paintings by Atlanta’s Amy Sherald:

"Puppetmaster"

From Sherald’s artist statement:

My work began as an exploration to exclude the idea of color as race from my paintings by removing “color” but still portraying racialised bodies as objects to be viewed through portraiture. These paintings originated as a creation of a fairytale, illustrating an alternate existence in response to a dominant narrative of black history.

"Well Prepared And Maladjusted"

 

"The Rabbit In the Hat"

"Maybe If I Wore A Mask"

"Pony Boy"

"They Call Me Redbone But I'd Rather Be Strawberry Shortcake"

from booooooom!

check her website, here.

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2 Responses to “Color, Excluded”

  1. ifyouhaveghosts September 14, 2010 at 1:19 am #

    Welcome back! Good stuff here. “Puppetmaster” and “Maybe If I wore A Mask” are favorites.

    • Jeffery September 14, 2010 at 11:31 am #

      These are gorgeous. Happy to see you back.

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