Collective Yearning: Black Women Artists from the Zimmerli Art Museum
Featuring prints, photographs, and multimedia artworks, this exhibition is the first time the university has conducted a comprehensive and methodical review of its holdings of art by Black women artists. Many of the artists have ties to New Jersey, New York City, and Philadelphia, ranging from canonical figures such as Rutgers faculty and artists Emma Amos and Kara Walker to emerging artists Nona Faustine, Atisha Fordyce, and Daonne Huff.
The exhibition is curated by Dr. Amber Wiley, Assistant Professor, Art History, Rutgers University, and her students Jasmine Daria Cannon, Kyle b. co., Helen Gao, Grace Lynne Haynes, Emily Hu, Grace Kim, Desiree Morales, Michael Randall, and Audrey Roclore.
The exhibition is on view in the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries at Mabel Smith Douglass Library, from September 6-December 14, with an accompanying satellite exhibition in the Focus Gallery at the Zimmerli Art Museum.
Featuring prints, photographs, and multimedia artworks, this exhibition is the first time the university has conducted a comprehensive and methodical review of its holdings of art by Black women artists.
Nell Painter, Wise Woman Disappears, 2017, woodcut and polymer relief diptych painted with two shades of blue ink and a black ink on Sekishu white paper, 23 ⅞ × 35 ⅞ in. (60.7 × 91.2 cm.) Gift of the Brodsky Center at Rutgers, 2018.034.001 A,B.
Howardena Pindell, Kyoto (Positive Negative), 1980, color lithograph, etching, and chine collé on paper, 26 9/16 × 20 ⅜ in. (67.5 × 51.8 cm.) Gift of Doris Weintraub, Bristol Art Editions,82.043.001.
Faith Ringgold, The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles, 1996, color lithograph on Rives BFK paper, 22 9/16 × 30 1/16 in. (57.3 × 76.4 cm.) Gift of the Brodsky Center (formerly Gift of Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper), 1996.0181.
Reneé Stout, Marie Laveau, 2009, four-color lithograph on Hiryu paper, 21 ⅛ × 21 ⅛ in. (53.7 × 53.7 cm.) Gift of Maurice Sánchez, Derrière L'Étoile Studio, 2011.015.019.
Bisa Washington, Randy Hemminghaus, Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions, Never Forget, 1999, color relief, lithograph, chiné colle on Somerset Enhanced paper, 32 1/16 × 31 ½ in. (81.5 × 80 cm.) Gift of the Brodsky Center (formerly Gift of the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions), 2010.006.003.