A Two-way Mirror: Double Consciousness In Contemporary Glass By Black Artists
Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA - Christine Clark
This exhibition of contemporary glass work, curated by Jabari Owens-Bailey, features creations by more than 20 Black artists, including Anthony Amoako-Attah, Radcliffe Bailey, Layo Bright, Chris Day, Ebony G. Patterson, Renée Stout, Leo Tecosky and Kara Walker. The artists come from a variety of backgrounds and countries, but each uses the medium of glass to explore inequality and identity, with a particular focus on race and racism, gender identity, and social and cultural constructs. Their use of glass as a medium, access to which was once restricted by class, wealth and race, represents a potent symbol of this new age of pluralism where all peoples have the space and the opportunities to tell their own stories.