Sunday, August 30, 2015

Mary Lovelace O'Neal: Artist Talk (Rehistoricizing the Time around Expressionism)

This interview/discussion with Mary Lovelace O'Neal is from the Rehistoricizing project. "The goal for this project is to complete the digital and written gathering of exclusively 'first voice' biographical material of 23 Women Artists and Artists of Color active in the San Francisco Bay Area from the 1950’s to the late 1960’s, when their histories were undervalued because of public and personal hegemonic social and aesthetic scrutiny. The archive will be housed at the Anne Bremer Memorial Library, San Francisco Art Institute."

Carlos Villa       We Worked     Developed Theories     Tested Theories      

The Black Paintings     Abstract Concept     Made Art That Had Balls

Art Activists     Marches     Civil Rights Movement      Oliver Jackson     

Dewey Crumpler     Al Loving     LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka)     

Stokley Carmichael     Joe Overstreet     Howard University Art Department     

Lois Jones     David Driskell     James Porter  

My paintings are a result of my dialogue with myself.

Gallery representation was not the least of the drawbacks for African American artists.

How do you keep fighting to get your work in mainline galleries?
Theory is so distant from making. 

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