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An Extravagance of Laughter, 2017 - Link: https://vimeo.com/377747144 wooden barrels, projection mesh, single-channel video projection with sound, plaster and mixed media objects. This work resulted from research inspired by the essay “An Extravagance of Laughter” by Ralph Ellison in which he recounts stories of “laughing barrels” which were actual wooden barrels placed in public places in the American south for enslaved Blacks to hide their laughter. A projector shines from behind a horizontal barrel, showing a video composed of scenes from Erskine Caldwell’s play Tobacco Road as well as other footage relating to historical and cultural representations of whiteness.
MONDAY journal vol. 4: White PIctures - Link: www.monday-journal.com This edition of MONDAY Journal curated by guest editor Danny Giles asks artists and thinkers to offer their takes on how whiteness can be represented as well as how artists of color might evade the violence of vision and over-representation. Contributors include Angeline Morrison, Christine Goding, Gordon Hall, Sharmyn Cruz Rivera, Nana Adusei-Poku, Sampada Aranke, Risa Puleo & Tomashi Jackson, and Latham Zearfoss & Ruby T. The book was designed by Sonnenzimmer. MONDAY presents experiments in arts writing that invite readers to imagine future forms of criticism. The contributing writers have in common a playful approach to their writing. Published by the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at the University of Washington, MONDAY seeks to be both accessible and rigorous, and above all to remind us that our approach to cultural criticism can be as heterogeneous as the themes it addresses. Each year, one of MONDAY’s biannual print publications is created under the editorial guidance of the resident artist of the Jacob Lawrence Legacy Residency.
Keepsake, 2019 - rope, chains, hair extensions, leather belt, fake plants, toy gun, mirror, spray paint, LED lights
Sharp White Background, 2019 - powdered charcoal, pumice, paper, and gel medium on wall
White Picture II, 2019 - charcoal and gel medium on paper
untitled, 2019 - screen print, india ink, string
Figura I, 2019 - graphite on ceramic and MDF