June 10th - July 19, 2008
Black Women Artists Reclaim the Narrative
A show of work by emerging and established artists that challenges assumptions about black narrative-based art
Reception: Friday, June 13th, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Show Dates: June 10th – July 19th, 2008
SHE’S SO ARTICULATE sets out to expand how gallery-goers think about the relation of narrative to contemporary art by African-American women. The show includes selected works and room-filling installations by 11 artists: Maya Asante, Renee Cox, Stephanie Dinkins, Djakarta, Nekisha Durrett, Torkwase Dyson, Faith Ringgold, Erika Ranee, Nadine Robinson, Renee Stout, and Lauren Woods.
Local collector and curator Henry Thaggert drew his inspiration for assembling these artists in part from the furor surrounding African-American artist Kara Walker—a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” grant winner who recently had a mid-career retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art. (Walker creates larger-than-life tableaus that refer to slave testimonials, historical novels and minstrelsy with caricatured silhouettes of antebellum slaves and their white masters.)
Arlington Arts Center