Mickalene Thomas : Femmes Noires

Andersson, Andrea; Crooks, Julie; Danticat, Edwidge; Jost, Stephan; Ngozi Adichie, Chimamanda; O'Grady, Lorraine; Sargent, Antwaun; Silvera, Makeda; Thomas, Mickalene; Walker, Alice; Ward, Jesmyn; Williams, Adrian. Mickalene Thomas : Femmes Noires. Toronto, Ont.: Art Gallery of Ontario/Musée des beaux-arts de l'Ontario; Fredericton, NB: Goose Lane Editions, 2018.

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Abstract (English)

"Mickalene Thomas's vivid paintings, collages, and photographs explode off the wall. Their larger-than-life women stare back and down at the viewer, confronting them head on. Over the course of her prolific career, Thomas has created a body of work that expands notions of beauty, gender, sexuality, and race, offering a complex vision of what it means to be a Black woman. In Femmes Noires, Thomas moves breezily between pop culture and the long history of Western and African art, inserting images of Black women into iconic paintings. At times she poses them nude; at other times, she draws on elements as diverse as 1970s black-is-beautiful images of women, Edouard Mamet's odalisque figures, the mise-en-scène studio portraiture of James Van Der Zee and Malick Sidibé, and her own collection of personal portraits and staged scenes. Her ability to detect and contain contradictions and to wrestle with stereotypes translates into powerful, self-possessed depictions of Black women that confront and subvert stereotypes." -- Distributor's website.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Andersson, Andrea (Editor); Crooks, Julie (Editor); Andersson, Andrea (Author); Crooks, Julie (Author); Danticat, Edwidge (Author); Jost, Stephan (Author); Ngozi Adichie, Chimamanda (Author); O'Grady, Lorraine (Author); Sargent, Antwaun (Author); Silvera, Makeda (Author); Thomas, Mickalene (Author); Walker, Alice (Author); Ward, Jesmyn (Author); Williams, Adrian (Author)
Dossier: 420 - THOMAS, MICKALENE
Collation: 119 p. : col. ill ; 27 x 27 cm
ISBN: 9781773101231
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: Art Gallery of Ontario/Musée des beaux-arts de l'Ontario; Fredericton, NB: Goose Lane Editions
Artists: Thomas, Mickalene
Critics / Curators / Historians: Andersson, Andrea; Crooks, Julie
Art Organizations: Exhibition Centres > Canada > Ontario > Art Gallery Of Ontario
Event Title: Mickalene Thomas : Femmes Noirs
Type: Exhibition
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, Ont.) ; Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans, LA)
Dates: 29 Nov. - 24 March 2019 ; Nov. 2019 - March 2020
Copyright Statement: Art Gallery of Ontario
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Includes biographical notes p. 114.
Includes a list of works p. 116.
Includes a selected bibliography p. 117.

Deposited by: Collections
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2019 19:00
Last Modified: 09 May 2019 22:52
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/30463
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