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Author Thomas, Mickalene, 1971- artist.

Title Mickalene Thomas : I can't see you without me / Mickalene Thomas.

Publication Info. Columbus, Ohio : Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, [2018]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    700.411 Thomas,M THO    Available
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Description 124 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
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Note This catalog accompanies the exhibition: Mickalene Thomas: I can't see you without me, Wexner Center for the Arts at the Ohio State University, Sept. 14-Dec 30, 2018.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Director's foreword / Sherri Geldin -- Introduction: pleasure and reckoning / Michael Goodson -- Mickalene: plates -- Mama as muse / Antwaun Sargent -- Sandra "Mama" Bush: plates -- Michalene Thomas's world making / Nicole R. Fleetwood -- Maya: plates -- Rebel woman / Beverly Guy-Sheftall -- Racquel: plates -- Friends and other collaborators: plates -- Biography -- Exhibition checklist -- Exhibition lenders.
Summary Presenting paintings of some of the artist's key models and muses, 'I Can't See You Without Me' illuminates the work of Brooklyn painter Mickalene Thomas (born 1971). Culling from art history and popular culture, Thomas creates scintillating portraits that deconstruct the highly charged connections between sitter, artist and viewer. Whether depicted as classically composed 19th-century odalisques, Afro-adorned vixens of blaxploitation films or as a powerful maternal figure yearning for social mobility, the recurring models in Thomas' compositions (almost exclusively women of color) convey a spirit of strength and self-confidence. Across this archetypal array, it is both their contradictions and kinships that make the black female body such fertile terrain for the artist's ongoing investigations. By casting herself, her late mother and other formidable women in her life as models, muses and collaborators, Thomas particularizes her distinctive oeuvre of portraiture. Focused yet expansive, the catalog both reasserts and further contextualizes issues of identity, sexuality and agency in Thomas' work that have only become more nuanced and palpable over time. Exhibition: Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA (1̊4.09. - 30.12.2018).
Subject Thomas, Mickalene, 1971- -- Exhibitions.
African American painters -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
African American artists -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
African American art -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Painting, American -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Photography, Artistic -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Wexner Center for the Arts, host institution.
Added Title Paintings. Selections
I can't see you without me
I cannot see you without me
ISBN 9781881390572

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