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Art Exhibit: Carletta Carrington Wilson: field notes
Art Exhibit: Carletta Carrington Wilson: field notes
WhenMonday, Jun 3 – Friday, Jun 28, 2019
WhereUW Botanic Gardens - Center for Urban Horticulture, Elisabeth C. Miller Library, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, WA, 98105
Event typesExhibits
Description

Artist Carletta Carrington Wilson's mixed media collages explore the ways enslaved African Americans subverted the prohibitions on reading, writing, and communal assembly by using an inventive language, which she depicts with twisted and knotted paper lines, botanical imagery, and symbolic objects. As she explains, "My work is an exploration of the ‘text of textiles.’ The exhibit, field notes, reconstructs the field as a landscape of literature, its rows written upon by hands mapping a place of ancestral memory in code."

Meet the artist at a reception June 6 from 5 to 7pm.
Exhibit open during Miller Library open hours.
Close up of Wrap my hands by Carletta Wilson

Linkdepts.washington.edu…
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