DO NOT HAND ME OVER TO THE IMPURE WHITENESS OF NOON: A HEMINGS LEGACY
Jan 9 - June 27, 2020 | West Gallery
Yanique Norman is a multimedia artist whose first solo museum exhibition, Do Not Hand Me Over to the Impure Whiteness of Noon: A Hemings Elegy, continues through June 27, 2020 in the Albany Museum of Art’s West Gallery.
Norman’s work primarily deals with privilege and nationalistic ideologies all the while pondering a decolonial future. In an ongoing series that predominately features collage on paper, video and sculpture, Norman reworks official portraits of presidential wives in allusion to a troubled past. Her work serves as a reclamation project by reimagining iconic images to both reflect and institute a fungible counter narrative regarding blackness.
Currently based out of Atlanta, Norman is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she earned an MFA, and Georgia State University, where she received her BFA.
Her work has been included in recent exhibitions include NADA House, New York; Sullivan Galleries, Chicago; Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta; Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth; Mast, Atlanta; Illges Gallery at Columbus State University, Columbus, Ga.; Gallery 72, Atlanta; Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, Ga., and the Atlanta Contemporary and Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.
Norman’s work is in the public collections of the High Museum, Hammonds House Museum and the Clark Atlanta University Art Museum. In 2018, she was awarded the Susan Antinori Visual Artist Grant.