I wanted to highlight how artists end up being left out to make more time, care, and space for artists who fit the ‘white European male’ archetype. By highlighting these artists, we can show a more accurate depiction of art history and a deeper appreciation.
Using waxed bookbinding string and a “hand-me-down” frame, I wanted to highlight how close these artists have gotten to become “well-known” artists. The bookbinding string is the same string used to assemble textbooks that teach people who the “great” artists were. The “hand-me-down” frame symbolizes how these artists end up being left out to make more time, care, and space for artists who fit the “white European male” archetype.
Curator’s Choice. Gallery at the Center for Detroit Arts and Culture. Detroit, Michigan. Nov. 21 – Dec. 16