Beverly McIver – Black Face Sewn, Homage to Faith Ringgold


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SKU: 30061

Artwork Description

Beverly McIver – Black Face Sewn, Homage to Faith Ringgold

Dimensions: 16 x 16″ size type
Year: 1996
Medium: oil and sewn thread on canas

Beverly McIver met mentor and great artist Faith Ringgold when Ringgold came to lecture at Penn State, where McIver was a graduate student in art. Ringgold offered McIver the encouragement she needed at that time, to express her own lived reality in her art both in theme and materiality. This work portrays McIver as a black faced clown, with elements of fabric and sewing as part of the composition as well as a nod to Ringgold’s own practice.