“We Carry Generations”
October 7, 2023 – January 28, 2024
Opening: October 7, 2023, 4pm – 7pm
Artists in Attendance
With this exhibition, STELLA JONES GALLERY highlights over 50 Black Artists who pay tribute to the significant contributions of Black women of the 19th and 20th centuries. This exhibition features a rich cross-section of artists whose narratives and varying technique bring to life two centuries of Black women’s stories for a contemporary audience. While there is no universal approach to the ongoing conversation of Black culture and identity, many of these artists rely heavily on motifs and themes specific to African Americans.
Artists include legacy, emerging, mid-level and established artists. CHARLY PALMER offers drawings of heroines created for his current book, "The New Brownie's Book: A Love Letter to Black Families." CHRIS MALONE uses clay, beads and other media to create a sculpture inspired by dancers Pearl Primus, Misty Copeland and Michaela DePrince. AYO SCOTT brings the story of the “Me Too” movement to life with a portrait of its founder, Tarana Burke. CARL JOE WILLIAMS introduces us to women who made a difference in his personal life with a tryptic of his mother, aunt and grandmother.
Among the legacy artists whose work continues to set the bar and to influence those who follow, ELIZABETH CATLETT’s Mother and Son lithograph, SAMELLA LEWIS’ original sketches and GWEN KNIGHT’s serigraph, The Girl, offer differing views of what it means to be a woman and Black in America.
CEY ADAMS, KEVIN COLE, SARA HOLLIS, WOSENE W KOSROF,
GEORGETTE BAKER, GENEVIEVE DEMARCO, CANDACE HUNTER,
HUGHIE LEE-SMITH, LAVETTE BALLARD, JAMES DENMARK,
WADSWORTH JARRELL, NORMAN LEQOC, RICHMOND BARTHE’,
NAJEE DORSEY, BARI JENKS, ROY LEWIS, RON BECHET,
MALAIKA FAVORITE, CHARLY JOHNSON, SAMELLA LEWIS, BOTTLETREE,
FRANK FRAZIER, LOUISE MOUTON JOHNSON, JOHN LISTER,
AUSTEN BRANTLEY, KYLEN GUILBEAUX , SHELEEN JONES, JOSEPH LOFTON,
WANDA BRYANT, HERREAST HARRISON, EPAUL JULIEN, JERRY LYNN,
ELIZABETH CATLETT, CHERICE HARRISON-NELSON, MAPO KINNORD,
CHRIS MALONE, CEAUX, RANDELL HENRY, GWEN KNIGHT,
BEVERLY MCCUTCHEON, CONT’T, JAY MCKAY, CHARLY PALMER,
STEVE PRINCE, PATRICK WALDEMAR, VICTORIOUS MCLEOD,
MARTIN PAYTON, ELLAMARIE RAY, CARL JOE WILLIAMS, CHRIS MCNAIRD,
MARTIN PAYTON, AYO SCOTT, DENNIS PAUL WILLIAMS, ZSUDAYKA NZINGA,
CELY PEDESCLEAUX, KEVIN SCOTT, ALFREDO OTT, ANTOINE PRINCE,
GAILENE ST AMAND