Black Women Turn Inward and Take Flight in Jamea Richmond-Edwards’ Powerful New Portraits.
Karen Kedmey, Artsy editorial, October 6, 2016
Police shootings of unarmed African-Americans. Black Lives Matter. Racism. Sexism. America. At The Southern in Charleston, South Carolina, Jamea Richmond-Edwards responds with “Take Me Away,” a new series of quietly powerful portraits of black women.
Richmond-Edwards draws from many sources, including the paintings of Kerry James Marshall, the drawings of Charles White, and the AfriCobra artist collective. Like many artists, her upbringing—in a Detroit ghetto, where she witnessed drug dealing and gun violence, but also the warmth and liveliness of community and family—had an early, enduring impact on her art.READ THE FULL FEATURE