1. What is the name of the artist?
2. What is the title of the Exhibition?
“Things that race through my mind: Works”
3. How do you think the Exhibition title relates to the artwork?
The deep colors, gold leaf, and rhythmic patterns characterize his composition. His texture work combines images of African textile, cubist fractures and modern formality. I noticed the African heritage throughout each painting. One of the sculptures is an example of the Benign Head, his purpose to capture the African race. He celebrates the strength of the African culture, and focuses on the power that Blacks have. Hence, evidence of this is depicted when he creates a sculpture of a man’s torso.
4. What is your opinion of the Foster Tanner exhibition?
In my opinion, the Foster Tanner exhibition is very exceptional, although it doesn’t feature vast paintings. My perspective of the artist’s masterpieces is that he utilized a humanistic approach, the bodies were human scale. The sculptures he fabricated were partial pieces of torso of a men, it is my belief that he wants to disclose to his viewers the dominance of a man compared to a woman. Also, the reproductive organs are pronounced heavily in the men; however the women’s breasts are visible. My symbolism for the breast is these women are “the creators of life”, but simultaneously the breasts provide pleasure for a man. The sculptures used the “old wax process”, bronze and earth tones are prevalent amongst his works. I enjoyed the art exhibition, because I’m a tactile and visual learner. Thus, visiting the art gallery afforded me the opportunity to engage with my classmates and cultivate my understanding.