The group exhibition features artworks by thirty-two artists from across the United States, Canada, Great Britain and South Africa.
Entries were juried by Kymberly N. Pinder, Ph.D. who is an associate professor and the graduate program head in Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
In her juror’s statement Ms. Pinder observes: “In choosing the works in this exhibition, I have attempted to create a group show that has a number of coherent themes related to the social, historical, political and aesthetic issues of African diasporic people. I allowed the entries and my interests together to shape the show. Many of these themes came out of the works themselves. During the selection process, I looked for works of art that spoke to each other as I visualized an installation that would be both pleasing to the eye and thought-provoking. I have always enjoyed exhibitions that have a wide-range of media, something for everyone, so I made a great effort to include sculpture, photographs, fiber, paintings, prints and ceramics. This diversity of materials serves as a metaphor for the diversity found among the artists also. These women represent the Diaspora in where they come from, as well as in the ideas they are expressing.”
Exhibiting Artists: Linda Ammons, Elizabeth Axtman, Sunshine Best, Anita L. Bowden, Monica J. Brown, Heather Davis, Raquel Dowdy, Colette Gaiter, Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga, Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter, Tabetha Handy, Monica Harris, Juarez Hawkins, Shannon Hill, Candace Hunter, Teresa Jenkins, Virginia Jose, Nzuji De Magalhaes, Luisa Menano, N. Masani Muhammad, Joyce Owens, Donna Radcliffe, Deborah E. Roberts, S. Denise Rouse, Duhirwe Rushemeza, Nena St. Louis, Kasha Stewart, Scheherazade Tillet, Constance White, Alison Williams, Tamasha Williamson, Jessica Wimbley
(Banner image: artwork by N. Masani Muhammad)