The works explores the history of colonization and the dichotomy between whiteness and “other” through embracing simple methods of crafting the environment in a way that emphasizes the primitive qualities of the materials, while incorporating “traditional” methods of painting. To combine the two approaches is to fight the loss of histories and cultures which are often rooted in our reverence for the earth, not just the refinement of it. Many of the pieces are inspired by open use archival photographs taken of the African Diaspora. The work highlights the complexities and sustainability of a relationship broken by colonization and addresses the architecture of racism by challenging the presumption that living with the environment is uncivilized.
Country United States
Artist Website: http://bwartgallery.com/
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“Contraband with Horse”(2022)$3,500AvailableLatex paint on drop cloth, constructed with palm and black rope49" × 47"124 × 119 cm
“Intelligent Contrabands”(2022)$4,500AvailableLatex paint on drop cloth constructed with black rope and palm24" × 60"61 × 152 cm
“Ellen and Bill in Hondo”(2022)$2,750AvailableLatex paint on drop cloth, constructed with palm and black rope37" × 48"94 × 122 cm
“Two Boys”(2022)$4,500AvailableLatex paint on drop cloth constructed with black rope and palm48" × 60"122 × 152 cm