Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Labels: Photo by Taylor Dabney
1. Close detailed image of fine (missing) tooth combs from CJ. Walker portrait.
2. Detail image of graphics of fine (missing) tooth combs from CJ. Walker portrait.
3. Full image of Madame C. J. Walkers fine (missing) Tooth Comb Portrait.
Sunday, Jan 13, I went to the opening of the exhibit titled TRANSFORMERS.
Featuring Fiber Artist Sonya Clark and Artist David Ellis at Danny Simmon's Corridor Gallery in Brooklyn, This exhibit is the reconstitution of common objects. among the many works of Art, Artist David Ellis has composed and merged together a assemblage of album covers incased in clear acrylic that creates a wonderful graphic-cubist sculpture.
The one work of Art that stands out for me, is the piece titled Madame C.J. Walker, a very appropriate, exquisitely executed re-vision of a photograph of Madame C. J. Walker, This Neo-Portrait is reproduced, using fine tooth plastic hair combs.
What is so very "real" about this Fine Work of Art, is it's intellectual properties and historical statement it makes.
The missing teeth in the fine tooth combs (Ouch!!). These deconstructed assembled combs are true to the fact, of the missing, bent & mangled teeth in the fine tooth combs owned by healthy-headed African American Woman (Ouch!!),... back in the day (Ouch!!),... when we "Got-our-Hair-Did" (Ouch), in it's natural state, when our hair was stronger than the plastic combs (Ouch!!),... before Madame C. J. Walker created her hair straightening products, for our assimilation into the main-stream American Culture (Ouch!!!... You burnt me!!!)... "Can I get a witness here"!!!
As always... YET, ANOTHER BRILLIANT WORK OF FINE ART FROM SONYA CLARK!!!.
"I'M REALLY FEELIN THIS MASTERFUL WORK".
ARTIST PANEL DISCUSSION
David Ellis and Sonya Clark will discuss their art work. moderated by Artist/Curator Danny Simmons
Saturday, February 2, 2008 4 - 5 pm.
Danny Simmons' Corridor Gallery
334 Grand Ave.
Brooklyn NY. 11238
G train to Clinton/Washington Stop.
C Train to Clinton/Washington Stop
(images cannot be reproduced without permission of the Artist)