Local artist Cameron Gray will host conversations with featured artists, diving into the beauty of Black creators and their creations. Each discussions will identify and explore how the featured artist defines themselves and their practice—whether they imbue their creations with an understanding of Blackness from their discipline, images of the Black body, historical American aspects of Blackness, or the beauty of African influence.
This project aims to dispel the notion of Blackness as a single monolithic experience, just as art can’t be reduced to a single form, media, or subject.
Artist Talk with Jill Wells
Thursday, May 27 at 7pm, via Zoom
Iowa based artist, painter, muralist, and collagist Jill Wells is best known for her dynamic and colorful narrative paintings investigating race, history, stereotypes, accessibility, and the human condition.
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