Willie Little: And Miles To Go Before We Sleep
Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR - Jun 4 – Jul 13
North Carolina native Willie Little’s work is always deeply unsettling. He picks at the scab of Jim Crow racism via antique artifacts, which he paints or assembles into provocative groupings. His focus on rural North Carolina can seem distant from the Pacific Northwest. Little uses imagery from the segregationist past of the American South to critique white privilege everywhere today. This work, with its strong textures and sun-bleached palette, brings the stories of the past right up to our faces. Don’t miss the artist’s talk Saturday, June 15, at 11 am.