Hank Willis Thomas: Flying Geese
December 9, 2017 - July 8, 2018
The William B. and Isabel R. McCarty Foundation Gallery
As a conceptual artist, Hank Willis Thomas incorporates found photographs, text, and materials ranging from sports jerseys to repurposed prison inmate uniforms into his artwork. Beginning in 2012, Thomas began utilizing historic photographs from African American photographers and incorporating them into dynamic quilt-like pieces. These works reflect upon the history of racial representation and perspectives that are re-framed through memories and personal histories. Presented here, Flying Geese is intended as a space of reflection and engagement.