Black Art History Month
In honor of Black History Month, and in an attempt to expand my own knowledge of black history in general, I have started a project to feature a black artist every day of February 2017, entitled Black Art History Month. I am probing my working knowledge of art history with some supplemental internet research to exercise my writing skills and hopefully introduce someone to an artist whose work they haven't come across yet, which is often the case for these under recognized artists. I will do my best to include current or upcoming exhibitions of the artists and works featured along with links to interesting related articles or interviews.
These artists offer voices of profound understanding, they echo and validate our questioning and, most importantly, present us with the opportunity to gather, celebrate, challenge and heal in the presence of art.