Visual Arts Exhibit
|When:||Monday, August 15 - October 20, 2011|
Artist Reception: Sunday, September 11, 2011
2:30 - 3:30 - Viewing of the art works
3:30 - 4:30 - Discussion with Artist
|Where:||San Francisco Main Public Library (100 Larkin Street at Grove) map|
|Featuring:||The works of Nanette Harris|
Curated by Nena St. Louis
Blue People by a Green Painter features the work of painter Nannette Harris. AfroSolo is proud to join San Francisco's Main Library in exhibiting the work of this outstanding artist. Harris' work explores humanity by painting the skin of people of different races, countries, and cultures blue; paintings in this exhibit include likenesses of Billy Holiday, Willie Nelson, President Barack Obama, Jesus Christ, and many others. Harris uses blue because the color of blood, when inside a person, is blue; she views the color as a symbol of the connectedness that bonds all people. As a "green painter," Harris uses recycled paint, which adds a three-dimensional quality to her paintings, and reclaimed paint brushes, to render extraordinary textures.
Show curator Nena St. Louis has curated shows at a number of venues in San Francisco, including Eleventh Street Gallery, where she was Events Coordinator and Director from 1985 through 1987. She is a performance artist, sculptor, and founder of Jump! Theatre.
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