More and more, the intersectionality of race and gender has been the focus for social artists of color. In a new exhibit at SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco, CA, curators Karen Seneferu and Melorra Green have gathered over 60 intergenerational, female artists of color, to issue a necessary social commentary and celebration of Black women in art. 'The Black Woman is God' features many artists from the Bay Area in particular, offering an organic,intriguing platform for socio-cultural analysis. As one observes each piece, the goal of the exhibit reveals itself, unearthing its 'movement-building' origin, and ushering the concept of recognition. Check out more of the powerful exhibit below.
By Cree B. McClellan, AFROPUNK contributor
Karen Seneferu & Idris Hassan
Still from "Hotcomb: The Masquerade"
The New Seal of California
Acrylic, charcoal, fabric, watercolor, wood, gold leaf on canvas, 2016
30 x 40"
Graphite on paper, 2015
; Lorraine Bonner
MULTI-HUED HUMANITY: WE ARE MORE THAN EVEN WE KNOW
21 x 12 x 9
Mammy, Mammy #1
Digital video still