iona rozeal brown talks about her artistic influences and her painting sacrifice, on view in the Museum’s New Acquisitions and Rotations Gallery, on Thursday, March 5, at 6:15 p.m. The lecture in Lubar Auditorium is free with Museum admission.
brown’s painted subjects come from the idea of the Ganguro, which literally means “black face,” and fashion-conscious Japanese teenagers. She combines this imagery with 17th- and 18th-century Japanese woodblock prints of geishas, bathhouse girls, samurai, and Kabuki theater actors. The results are extreme hybrids, the combination of traditional Japanese imagery with an overtly hip-hop stylization.
The lecture is entitled a3(afro-asiatic allegory)
Sponsored by the Contemporary Art Society and African American Art Alliance