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Loïs Mailou Jones, La Baker (detail), 1977, Acrylic and collage on canvas. Gift of the Lois Mailou Jones Pierre-Noel Trust.
|Whitfield Lovell, |
Kin LII (Pie in the Sky), 2008, Conte on paper, plaster sculpture with base,
Courtesy of the artist and DC Moore Gallery, New York
|Whitfield Lovell, Pago Pago, |
2008, conte crayon on wood with radios
and sound, 97 x 66 x 13 inches,
Courtesy of the artist and
DC Moore Gallery, New York
Greensboro, North Carolina
|Willie Cole, Shoe Bouquet, 2009, Shoes, wood, and wire, 65" x 56" x 61".|
Courtesy of Alexander & Bonin Gallery. Photo: Jason Mandella.
The exhibition establishes thematic consistencies and intense interactions of Cole’s art and its focus on key consumer objects like hairdryers, high heel shoes, and, above all, the steam iron, transforming these everyday mass-produced objects into precious icons or symbolic representations that explore ideas of diversity, identity, and commercialization.
In the words of Patterson Sims (Western Michigan University), Curator of Complex Conversations, "Willie Cole grew up in post-industrial Newark, N.J., and sees himself as an urban archaeologist." Inner-city African-American life and family have been the underpinnings of Cole’s work. He has lived most of his life in or near Newark, NJ, a city fraught with racial tensions and violence in the late 1960s.
Read more about Willie Cole.
An Artist Talk will be held on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 5:30 pm. Seating for this event is limited; up to two seats may be reserved beginning August 19. Details: Event Calendar. Reception follows. Free.
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
|LaToya Ruby Frazier, Momme, 2008. Gelatin silver print. 20 x 24 inches. Courtesy the|
artist and Galerie Michel Rein, Paris.
|Thornton Dial, Lady Holds the Long Neck Bird, 1991, Watercolor, 29 5/8 x 22". Ackland Art Museum, Gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, 2011.|
and reflects his characteristic and broadly coherent iconography of women, fish, birds, roosters, and tigers, rendered in a variety of media. Thornton Dial: Thoughts on Paper "offers a fresh look at the artist’s achievements as seen through the medium of drawing and provide a touchstone of Dial’s creative process."
A publication which offers the first sustained critical attention to Dial’s works on paper accompanies this exhibition.
Thornton Dial: Thoughts on Paper was organized and circulated by the Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.