vanessa german: running with freedom
July 13–October 21, 2018 | Sinton Gallery and Longworth Foyer
Vanessa German empowers people through visual art and performance. German’s mixed-media sculptures and reliefs will be featured in the Sinton Gallery and the Longworth Foyer as part of the Duncanson Artist-in-Residence Program. Constructed from found objects including doll parts, antique tins, beads, household items, and other cast-off relics, her “power figures” evoke folk art traditions, religious icons, and African nkisi nkondi—ritual figures carved from wood to embody mystical forces. German’s sculptures bridge the past and the present: antiques mingle with provocative imagery, challenging stereotypes and confronting current issues facing African American communities. Through her work as both an artist and an educator, German seeks to transform lives through the power of art and love.
Meet the Artist
All events take place at the Taft Museum of Art. More information coming soon!
Residency Dates: October 7–21, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 11, 6–8 p.m.
Spoken word performance, refreshments, and cash bar.
Artist Talk: Sunday, October 14, 2–3 p.m.
German shares her work, process, and motivation.
Celebrate Community: Sunday, October 21, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
German performs at 3rd Sunday Funday.
Artist Accommodation Provided By: Morgan and Eddie Rigaud