Never Has She Ever: Renée Cox

Sep 22, 2008 - Dec 8, 2008

Mabel Smith Douglass Library Galleries

8 Chapel Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Time: Gallery Hours: M-Th; 8:30 am - 7pm; Friday 8:30 am - 4pm; weekends by appt.
Phone Number: 732-932-3726
Contact: Nicole Ianuzelli
Description:

2008-09 Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist-in-Residence


Renowned contemporary American photographer Renée Cox, celebrates black womanhood at the same time she challenges the roles assigned to Blacks and women in our culture. She is one of the most controversial African-American artists working today, using her own body to celebrate black womanhood and criticize a society she often views as racist and sexist. When Yo Mamma's Last Supper was shown at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, Mayor Rudolph Guiliani wanted it removed and created a commission to restrict such works supported by public funds.


 


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Renée Cox, "Lolivya" (BW), from the series, "Queen Nanny of the Maroons, 2004.
Digital ink-jet print on watercolor paper, 53 x 43". Photo credit: Courtesy of the artist


This exhibition is part of the Mary H. Dana Women Artist Series.


The Institute for Women and Art welcomes all visitors with disabilities. Please contact the IWA for further details and information regarding accommodation of specific needs at: womenart.rutgers.edu or 732-932-3726.

Event Type: Exhibition