September 7, 2014 to October 12, 2014
“I believe in listening to a person, the sea, the wind, the trees, but especially to young black women whose rocky road I am still traveling.”
- Alice Walker
When Alice Walker published her book of essays entitled, In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens in 1983, she sought to answer questions about where African-American women stood in the feminist conversation. Thirty years
later after the identity politics of the 90s and the post-black, post-racial aughts, we find ourselves with those questions still unanswered. we seemed to be unanimously elected to pick up where white women left off is a sentiment from those early essays on Black feminism that encapsulates the parenthetical addition of non-white and working class women to the feminist movement. This exhibition presents four artists working in very different
media addressing what it is to be an African-American woman in 21st century America.