Galerie Myrtis  contemporary fine art

Exhibition Catalogues

What is Your Tar Baby?
What is Your Tar Baby?
What do President Barack Obama, Marilyn Monroe, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Paul Reubens (Pee-wee Herman) have in common? According to artist Charly Palmer, each has a “Tar Baby”. In this exhibition, Palmer boldly asks “What is your Tar Baby?” as he appropriates African folklore to address issues of bigotry, racism and stereotypes. He examines the lives of athletes, civil rights leaders, entertainers, politicians, scholars, African and Native Americans.

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Exhibition Catalogue
Paperback: 56 pages
Catalogue Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches


 
Our Common Bond: Mother, Daughter, Sister, Self
Our Common Bond: Mother, Daughter, Sister, Self
Our Common Bond: Mother, Daughter, Sister, Self is a compelling testament to the complex societal roles of Black women, derived from imagery of African-American women artists who are bound by their personal experiences as mothers, daughters and sisters; and the effort to maintain their self-identity.

Artists: Maya Freelon Asante, Eliabeth Catlett, Linda Day Clark, Oletha DeVane, Kenyatta Hinkle, Margo Humphrey, Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Valerie Maynard, E.J. Montgomery, Annie Phillips, Delilah Pierce, Joyce Scott, Renee Stout, Evita Tezeno and Joyce Wellman.

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Exhibition Catalogue
Paperback: 44 pages
Catalogue Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches


 
Ancient Traditions - Contemporary Forms
Ancient Traditions - Contemporary Forms
The cultural voices of the Ghanaian artists are juxtaposed against the rhythm and harmony of the African American artists. As in the tradition of African music, the Ghanaians extend the ancient “call,” eliciting a contemporary “response” from the African Americans. Through this cultural song, we discover the innate similarities derived from the ties of African ancestry— a bond which has not ceased by the separation of an ocean, a bond which continues through atavistic memory.

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Exhibition Catalogue
Paperback: 50 pages
Black and White
Catalogue Dimensions: 7.5 x 8 inches


 


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