Yanique Norman draws inspiration from Safiya Sinclair poems, “Notes on the State of Virginia, I-III”, where she grapples with Thomas Jefferson’s denigration of the black woman. Sinclair avoids the entanglement of rage and instead uses her creative energies to further muse and probe the interiority of hottentot archetype. From the ashes of history, Sinclair susses out a radical portraiture of a scorned woman, that is incredibly sensitive andcomplicated. Norman, while working within this similar vein, through both drawings and film created specifically for this exhibition, creates a radical reimagining of how one can further construct a more complex and more nuanced black interiority.
Solo Exhibition: "Lessons on How to be a More Interesting Woman"
Venue: South Gallery of Gallery 72 (Atlanta, GA)
Curated & Conceived by: Kevin Sipp
Photography: Terrell Clark