“Octoroon (Constance)” (2021) by Ann Johnson

 
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A SPECTRUM OF METHODS, techniques, and narratives employed and explored by Black women printmakers is on view at Claire Oliver Gallery in New York. “A Contemporary Black Matriarchal Lineage in Printmaking” showcases 21 works by nine contemporary printmakers: Tanekeya Word, Delita Martin, Ann Johnson, LaToya M. Hobbs, Lisa Hunt, Karen J. Revis, Chloe Alexander, Sam Vernon and Stephanie Santana. Closing today, the exhibition is co-curated by two participating artists. Word of Milwaukee, Wisc., is the founder of Black Women of Print, a platform for supporting and promoting the work of mid-career, Black female printmakers. A founding member of Black Women of Print, Huffman, Texas-based Martin is the founder of Black Box Press. CT

 

“A Contemporary Black Matriarchal Lineage in Printmaking” is on view at Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, N.Y., from Jan. 29-March 19, 2022

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DELITA MARTIN, “My Mother’s Bowl (self-portrait),” 2021 (acrylic, charcoal, etching, gold leaf, hand stitching, 43 x 63 inches). | © Delita Martin, Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

 


Installation view of “A Contemporary Black Matriarchal Lineage in Printmaking,” Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, N.Y. (Jan. 29-March 19, 2022). | Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

 


CHLOE ALEXANDER, “I didn’t recognize you, you changed your hair,” 2021 (three color silkscreen print on Legion Stonehenge paper, 20 x 20 inches/ 50.8 x 50.8 cm). | © Chloe Alexander, Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

 


CHLOE ALEXANDER, “Existing in a positively negative space,” 2021 (charcoal, and pastel on wood lithography matrix, 24 x 24 inches). | © Chloe Alexander, Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

 


KAREN J. REVIS, “Young Miss Nina,” (paper lithography on paper, Size: 22 W x 22 H x 1 D inches). | © Karen J. Revis, Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

 


KAREN J. REVIS, Grey Face Pink Circles, 2020 (linocut collage on handmade paper, 18 x 24 inches / 45.7 x 61.0 cm). | © Karen J. Revis, Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

 


Installation view of “A Contemporary Black Matriarchal Lineage in Printmaking,” Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, N.Y. (Jan. 29-March 19, 2022). | Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

 


ANN JOHNSON, “Danielle…from Converse Real Talk,” 2021 (intaglio, Sycamore Leaf, 10 x 10 x 2 inches / 25.4 x 25.4 x 5.1 cm). | © Ann Johnson, Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

 


TANEKEYA WORD, “tender a sisterhood anthem (Bside) fig. 014,” 2021 (linocut, relief ink, gouache, embroidery on 280 gsm BFK Rives, 22 x 30 inches). | © Tanekeya Word, Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

 


Installation view of “A Contemporary Black Matriarchal Lineage in Printmaking,” Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, N.Y. (Jan. 29-March 19, 2022). | Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

 


STEPHANIE SANTANA, “A Watchful Eye,” 2021 (screen print appliqué, monotype, relief printing, hand embroidery, acrylic, cotton textile and batting, machine quilting, 23.75 x 29 (L), 21 x 25.5 (R) inches / 60.3 x 73.7 (L), 53.3 x 64.8 cm (R), Installation dimensions variable). | © Stephanie Santana, Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

 


STEPHANIE SANTANA, Detail of “A Watchful Eye,” 2021 (screen print appliqué, monotype, relief printing, hand embroidery, acrylic, cotton textile and batting, machine quilting, 23.75 x 29 (L), 21 x 25.5 (R) inches / 60.3 x 73.7 (L), 53.3 x 64.8 cm (R), Installation dimensions variable). | © Stephanie Santana, Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

 


STEPHANIE SANTANA, “Reclamation,” 2021 (screen print, monotype, cotton textile and batting, machine quilting, 34 x 31 inches / 86.4 x 78.7 cm). | © Stephanie Santana, Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

 


STEPHANIE SANTANA, Detail of “Reclamation,” 2021 (screen print, monotype, cotton textile and batting, machine quilting, 34 x 31 inches / 86.4 x 78.7 cm). | © Stephanie Santana, Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

 


Installation view of “A Contemporary Black Matriarchal Lineage in Printmaking,” Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, N.Y. (Jan. 29-March 19, 2022). | Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

 


ANN JOHNSON, Detail of “Chattel” Ann……from the auction block series, 2021 (intaglio, found objects, 10 x 11 x 10 inches / 25.4 x 27.9 x 25.4 cm). | © Ann Johnson, Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

 


ANN JOHNSON, “Chattel” Ann……from the auction block series, 2021 (intaglio, found objects, 10 x 11 x 10 inches / 25.4 x 27.9 x 25.4 cm). | © Ann Johnson, Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

 

TOP IMAGE: ANN JOHNSON, “Octoroon (Constance),” 2021 (intaglio, found objects, 10 x 11 x 10 inches). | © Ann Johnson, Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

 

FIND MORE about the artists on their websites (Chloe Alexander, LaToya M. Hobbs, Lisa Hunt, Ann Johnson, Delita Martin, Karen J. Revis, Stephanie Santana, Sam Vernon, Tanekeya Word

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