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Artist Lecture / Laylah Ali

  • SCHOOL OF ART/Rm C220 353 Crown Street New Haven, CT, 06511 United States (map)
Laylah Ali Untitled (Acephalous series), 2015 gouache, acrylic, watercolor, and pencil on paper. Paul Kasmin Gallery

Laylah Ali Untitled (Acephalous series), 2015 gouache, acrylic, watercolor, and pencil on paper. Paul Kasmin Gallery

Still image from Laylah Ali's "John Brown Song!" 2013 courtesy Dia Art Foundation

Still image from Laylah Ali's "John Brown Song!" 2013 courtesy Dia Art Foundation

"As evinced in her darkly suggestive gouache-on-paper paintings, Laylah Ali’s work often engages with questions of oppression, heroism, and emancipation. With undeniable wit, Ali crafts visceral narratives that evoke culturally and historically referential moments. For her Dia commission, Ali gives focus to the radical abolitionist John Brown by composing a portrait of associations to consider the contemporary impact of this complex and elusive historical figure. " Dia Art Foundation

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