[Blackstudies-l] “Intersections: Caribbean and Brazilian Art from the Permanent Collection” @ California African-American Museum

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lisaparavisini posted: " Intersections: Caribbean and Brazilian Art from
the Permanent Collection June 28 - October 8, 2017 curated by: Vida L.
Brown, Visual Arts Curator and Program Manager Photo: William Edouard
Scott, Haitian Market, 1931. Intersections: Caribbean an"
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[image: Screen Shot 2017-08-09 at 7.22.41 PM.png] Intersections: Caribbean
and Brazilian Art from the Permanent Collection June 28 - October 8,
2017 curated
by: Vida L. Brown, Visual Arts Curator and Program Manager

Photo: William Edouard Scott, *Haitian Market*, 1931.

*Intersections: Caribbean and Brazilian Art from the Permanent
Collection* illustrates
the diversity of artworks created about and throughout the greater
Caribbean and Brazil, and it demonstrates the many ways in which artists of
the African diaspora record their histories and represent their cultures.
Not only do these works feature an array of media such as painting,
photography and sculpture; their content is equally varied, ranging from
rural landscapes to abstract watercolors to black-and-white portraits. They
display the breadth and depth of the diasporic experience, including the
influence of particular communities, a blend of hybrid cultural traditions,
and access to different artistic materials and networks.

Haitian artist François Turenne des Pres depict women in his community
through lively compositions of females gathering, conversing, and working.
Also from Haiti. Hector Hyppolite rendered images of his country’s national
history, politics and everyday life using cardboard and natural materials.
His works incorporate symbols and imagery related to both Haitian voodoo
religion and Christianity, with an emphasis on the vibrancy of the subject
matter rather than meticulous execution. Another view of Haiti — although
one created from afar — if offered by four of the forty-one scenes of Jacob
Lawrence’s print series *Toussaint L’Overture*, which imparts the history
of the leader of the Haitian revolution (1791–1804), considered the most
successful revolution carried out by slaves.

Like Lawrence, the Afro-Brazilian painter José Roberto Leonel Barreto is
recognized as an artist and an educator. His abstract watercolors, which
play with space by juxtaposing bold and translucent shapes in a mix of
dense and sparse patterns, reflect his studies, travels and work with his
family of artisanal saddlers. In detailed maps by Mexican painter and
illustrator Miguel Covarrubias, the viewer is exposed on a miniaturized
scale to the landscape, events and people of color of the Caribbean and
Mexico. Alongside similarly diverse examples by additional artists, these
works offer a window into the history and culture of the people from these
regions, and they attest to the influence of the African diaspora
throughout the Americas.

This exhibition was curated by Vida L. Brown, Visual Arts Curator and
Program Manager.


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