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"My Favorite Things" with Seattle Art Museum

JAN 3 2019, SEATTLE ART MUSEUM, THIRD FLOOR GALLERIES

The good people at Seattle Art Museum invited me to curate and lead a My Favorite Things Tour during the city-wide First Thursday Art Walk. My Favorite Things tours bring some of the most fascinating artists, cultural producers, and community figures into the galleries to discuss their favorite works of art.

Thanks to Seattle Art Museum for having me, David Rue for facilitating, and everyone who joined my tour. I had a great time sharing my perspective —on themes of blackness, self-acceptance and the power of women reclaiming our own narratives and agency over our bodies—and how the pieces I chose relate to them.

PARADISE SERIES #1: EVE WITH FISH AND SNAKE,  1970.  JOAN BROWN .

PARADISE SERIES #1: EVE WITH FISH AND SNAKE, 1970. JOAN BROWN.

SAINT WOMAN, 2015. AMY SHERALD.

Ball is Life

I’ve been on a mission to get out and shoot “just ‘cause” more often. So I watched a group of guys play a few pickup games at Cal Anderson Park one day last week. It was unexpectedly therapeutic. Oddly soothing for the homesickness I’ve been feeling these last few days. I didn’t know any of these guys, but they felt really familiar. I’ve been talking a lot, lately, about how prevalent this theme of kinship between black folks is becoming in my photography work. It was beautiful to feel what I’ve been talking about. And I love joy in these few photographs from the other day.

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