Carrie Mae Weems: Untitled (from the Sea Islands series) | KUOW News and Information
  • FEBRUARY 18 - JUNE 18
  • Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
  • February 18, 2017 to
    June 18, 2017
  • Category: Art & Museum Exhibits

Event Details

  • February 18, 2017 to
    June 18, 2017
  • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • $0-10

Venue

  • Henry Art Gallery
  • 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St
  • Seattle, WA 98195
  • (206) 543-2280
  • http://www.henryart.org

Event Description

Carrie Mae Weems. Untitled (from the Sea Islands series). 1992. Chromogenic color print. Henry Art Galler

This iteration of Viewpoints features a photographic triptych by Carrie Mae Weems (U.S., born 1953) that was sourced from historic ethnographic photographs of an enslaved woman named Drana. Weems manipulated her source images, which were originally used as mechanisms of racial classification and subjugation, shifting the scale, color, and formatting to create an homage that addresses the dehumanizing history carried in the subject’s body and her image.

Event presented by:

Artist/Group Info:

  • Carrie Mae Weems