Title

Wait One Cotton Pick’n Minute

Format

Senior Art and Design Exhibition

Faculty Mentor Name

Trent Burkett

Abstract/Artist Statement

My art is a reflection of my life past and present and the racial, social and economic prejudices that I have had to endure. I explore the idea of the "labels" and "stereotypes" that have been consciously and subconsciously placed on myself and other African Americans in the United States. I also address the concerns of racial identity and what it means to be black, poor and a woman in today' s society through specific art mediums including painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking. The process of how my art was created is an important aspect of my work. The message that I am conveying takes a more political stand that is inspired by the civil rights movement of the "60's" and the constant concerns that are addressed today in the media on the "welfare" of the African American in the United States and the colonization of a race. I created posters with various stereotypes and t-shirts with bold labels that racially categorizes each individual and causes them to own the label that mite otherwise not be see, During my exploration I publicly displayed my posters and conducted interviews in the "ghettos" of Stockton, Sacramento, Oakland and Los Angeles. It is my hope that the viewers of this work Black and White, provide input on racial inequality.

Location

Reynold Gallery

Start Date

3-5-2008 1:00 PM

End Date

3-5-2008 5:00 PM

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May 3rd, 1:00 PM May 3rd, 5:00 PM

Wait One Cotton Pick’n Minute

Reynold Gallery

My art is a reflection of my life past and present and the racial, social and economic prejudices that I have had to endure. I explore the idea of the "labels" and "stereotypes" that have been consciously and subconsciously placed on myself and other African Americans in the United States. I also address the concerns of racial identity and what it means to be black, poor and a woman in today' s society through specific art mediums including painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking. The process of how my art was created is an important aspect of my work. The message that I am conveying takes a more political stand that is inspired by the civil rights movement of the "60's" and the constant concerns that are addressed today in the media on the "welfare" of the African American in the United States and the colonization of a race. I created posters with various stereotypes and t-shirts with bold labels that racially categorizes each individual and causes them to own the label that mite otherwise not be see, During my exploration I publicly displayed my posters and conducted interviews in the "ghettos" of Stockton, Sacramento, Oakland and Los Angeles. It is my hope that the viewers of this work Black and White, provide input on racial inequality.