Wednesday, February 26, 2014

CHICAGO: Deana Lawson

Deana Lawson, Otisha, 2014, Pigment print, 35.5 x 43.5 inches. 
Mother Tongue
February 28 – April 5, 2014

118 North Peoria Street
Chicago, IL

Deana Lawson’s photographs are inspired by the materiality and expression of black culture(s) globally. Her work negotiates a knowledge of selfhood through a profoundly corporeal dimension.
Lawson’s pictures speak to the ways that sexuality, violence, family, and social status may be written, sometimes literally, upon the body. She utilizes a wide range of photographic languages, including staged imagery, appropriated pictures given to her by subjects, and images she discovers in public media.

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