Bisa Butler: The Storm, the Whirlwind and the Earthquake
Claire Oliver Gallery is pleased to announce the debut solo exhibition by artist Bisa Butler, The Storm, the Whirlwind and the Earthquake. Butler’s large scale works are textile portraits of people of color fabricated from layers of brightly colored fabrics with a multiplicity of meanings. Butler’s composite characters are inspired by historical photography; the resulting images are rendered life-sized and vibrantly colored with viewers often engaging the subjects eye to eye.
Adebumni Gabadebo: A Dilemma of Inheritance
The statement was taken from the opening statement that the author Ta-Nehisi Coates gave during the H.R. 40 reparations bill hearing. In the statement, Coates says, “We recognize our lineage as a generational trust, as inheritance, and the real dilemma posed by reparations is just that: a dilemma of inheritance. It is impossible to imagine America without the inheritance of slavery.”