Sunday, February 16, 2014

carrie mae weems

"Art is the one place we all turn to for solace. We turn to it constantly, whether you are listening to music, or pop in a film; you want to escape reality, and if you thinking deeply, you want to engage in art in a complex way. Art allows us to navigate the more complicated parts of our lives in a way that is more palpable... Art has saved my life on a regular basis."
- Artist Carrie Mae Weems in Ebony Magazine

There is a short but fascinating and uplifting article on artist Carrie Mae Weems in Ebony Magazine right now, on the heels of her solo show at the Guggenheim in New York. She talks about her introduction to photography at 19 and the narrative powers she found in it, her life's emphasis on curiosity and humanity, her bodies of work exploring the universal humanities relating women across ages and races... all really fascinating stuff.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, such powerful words. Thanks for introducing me to this artist and her work!