I am at the Brooklyn Museum viewing Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power and behind me is an installation view, by Washington D.C. based artist Sam Gilliam. It’s called “Carousel Change”.
I love installation art. When I saw this piece, I thought about The Gates by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. I read an article on Mnuchin Gallery’s page and found that Gilliam got the idea to paint canvas and hang it as oppose to framing it, from watching women in his neighborhood hang their clean laundry.
Faith Ringgold’s 1967 painting “American People Series #18: The Flag Is Bleeding” in the new Brooklyn Museum exhibition “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power.”
Three women are viewing Elizabeth Catlett’s 1968 mahogany sculpture “Black Unity”
I love the mutual admiration and synergy between Tima and her husband. This is the first photo I took of them before they got ‘ready’ to take the picture. I wasn’t going to use it for my blog because it looks fuzzy but their facial expressions are so lovely. It looks like they are little kids in love.