ARTISTS TAKE A LOOK AT SELF IN NEW EXHIBITION
February 07, 2018 College of Arts and Humanities
Viewers see connection between artist and surroundings.
Brenda C. Siler | The Washington Informer
"An artist turning an eye on oneself is very rare.
"Self-portraits and portraits of artists by artists is the theme of a new exhibition “Portraits of Who We Are” at the David Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, running until May 18.
"The works of art go beyond a face or body portrayal. Audiences see how artists interact with their community and their culture, with many of the portraits having a clear commentary.
"The exhibition includes more than 50 works spanning from 1915 to 2017. It was curated by Curlee R. Holton, a professor and Driskell Center executive director, assisted by Dorit Yaron, the Center’s deputy director, and adviser Michael D. Harris, associate professor of art history in the Department of African American Studies at Emory University in Georgia."
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Photo: David Driskell, a foremost authority on visual arts and culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora and the namesake of the the David Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park (Brigette White/The Washington Informer)