Thursday, August 27, 2009

African American Art and Xicanosmosis

Something similar to what I ascribed to the work of Izel Vargas in these "pages" is going on with the work of Abdi Farah--they are both post-movimiento style painters whose work honors the past (the history of ethnic American figuration) but that also break through and point to new futures: in a sense they reboot African- and Mexican-American figuration with a deft touch.

My thanks to Mark Dery for tipping my eyes to this post!

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