New Painting Exhibition at The Southern Gallery, Charleston, SC, 2017

New Painting Exhibition at The Southern Gallery, Charleston, SC, 2017

This current body of work explores the tensions found within systemic codes in which the black body -hunted, sexualized, feared, imprisoned - is also seen as symbol of grandeur. Welding deeply political statements and integrating imagery from the black body into paintings, toile schema, found objects, and media addresses the use of the black body and the control of that body for decorative purposes.