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GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE
Joyce J. Scott: Harriet Tubman and Other Truths
Edited by Coby Green-Rifkin. Text by Gary Garrido Schneider, Lowery Stokes Sims, Patterson Sims, Seph Rodney. Contributions by Joyce J. Scott.
The most comprehensive publication available to date on the work of Baltimore-based, African American artist Joyce J. Scott (born 1948), this beautiful monograph features more than 60 works from the last 45 years, including 12 new pieces based upon Harriet Tubman.
Exploring subjects of representation, politics and topical events involving African Americans and oppressed people worldwide, Joyce J. Scott: Harriet Tubman and Other Truths showcases the beauty of Scott’s art, mastery of her materials and provocative worldviews. Essays by co-curators Lowery Stokes Sims and Patterson Sims, an interview with the artist and commentary by Seph Rodney provide rich narrative and context.
Featured image is reproduced from 'Joyce J. Scott: Harriet Tubman and Other Truths.'
PRAISE AND REVIEWS
The New York Times
Joyce J. Scott’s art — angry, raucous and shamelessly gorgeous — proves just how sharp glass can get…
Scott specializes in drawing her viewers close with glittering bling, then serving up shocking subject matter.
STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.
FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 3/14/2018
"I am very interested in raising issues," Joyce J. Scott is quoted in the catalogue to her acclaimed recent solo exhibition, Harriet Tubman and Other Truths. "My work is not mean to be openly offensive, but that does happen. I skirt the borders between comedy, pathos, delight, and horror. I believe in messing with stereotypes, prodding the viewer to reassess, inciting people to look and then carry something home—even if it's subliminal—that might make a change in them… We never know what person we are affecting and how they might change as a result… I seek opportunities to talk about how women—the very people who make human life—are considered expendable and disposed of. On the other hand, my beadwork might inspire mathematically or musically." Featured image is "Shhhhh!" (2012). continue to blog