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Artist iona rozeal brown Lectures at the Milwaukee Art Museum Thursday

Posted on March 3rd, 2009

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