Artist: Emory Douglas
Art by David Hammons
I saw this abstract art at the Brooklyn Museum. While Hammons first presented his art in the 70’s for many reasons outside of environment awareness, I think abstract art using any type of bag now is needful.
I got a text from my sister instructing me to start a project with my students using just plastic bags.
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.
Three women are viewing Elizabeth Catlett’s 1968 mahogany sculpture “Black Unity”