Glen Ligon and some other great African American artists. Glen Ligon's work provides inspiration for my work for a variety of reasons. We both tend to use a significant amount of type/text and we both address social and political topics. I have also been searching for, and brainstorming, venues to display my more political pieces. I am not sure where all his work is displayed but some of his venues (and similar places) may be just what I am looking for.
Politically charged: Glenn Ligon’s neon installation at Stevenson Gallery
South African powerhouse gallery Stevenson is presenting a new show, Glenn Ligon’s ’Untitled (Bruise/Blues)’ with reference to police brutality in both the U.S. and South Africa. The installation, opening on March 17, in Johannesburg comprises of suspended letters spelling out the words ‘bruise’ and ‘blues’ blinking on and off...