FROM THE ARCHIVES: Rashid Johnson, Smoke and Mirrors.
At SculptureCenter in 2009, for his first solo museum show in New York, Rashid Johnson presented a number of large-scale sculptural works that suggest altars, entertainment consoles, or constructivist-like abstractions alongside photographs and works in other media. Johnson engages with racial identity but in ways that insist on fluidity and contradiction. Johnson uses materials such as steel, poured wax, and shea butter, while juxtaposing relics and artifacts in an approach that flirts with the shamanistic.
Installation view of Smoke and Mirrors, SculptureCenter, 2009. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Jason Mandella.
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Painter painting in our land pictures of only white angels
Painter painting in our time in shadows of yesterday
Eartha Kitt - Angelitos Negros (1970 performance)
El Barrio Bodega (series), 2013, embroidered plastic bags. Nicoletta Daríta de la Brown.
Hard femme goals
Jacob Holdt. American Pictures of african american oppression circa the 1970s.
CREDIT THE INVENTOR: SHE IS AN ARTIST NAMED KATHLEEN MCDERMOTT WHO IS FINISHING HER MFA IN HONG KONG
Also she is developing this technology literally to help women assert their space in public AND MAKE A STATEMENT about how women are treated in patriarchal societies! She is developing other clothes too! You can support her project here: http://www.kthartic.com/index.php?/class/about-urban-armor/
The dress is the second in a series of projects called Urban Armor, which aim to help women own their space in public arenas that often attempt to deny this right. As McDermott explains in the project statement: “The series arose partly out of my concern over the persistence of ideologies asserted at women in public space through advertising, architecture and socially normative behavior. I began to look for ways women could take more ownership over their personal space in public.”
Basically this woman is a badass feminist artist. Please support her work and spread the word
My masculinity is not a threat to yours.
- Dean, from Atlanta.
they ain’t trying to hear you though!
Oil, acrylic, contact paper, oil and chalk pastels, plastic beads, fabric and collage on canvas
60” x 84”
Untitled (small flag), doll heads and steel, 2012