In Case You Missed It!  Kehinde Wiley

Over the summer, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts exhibited the work of world-renowned artist, Kehinde Wiley.  The New Republic exhibit ended on September 5th, but you still have the opportunity to view his work at the Midlothian campus library!  If you can’t visit in person, take a look at his work here:

Kehinde Wiley Studio Kehinde Wiley

From the VMFA site:

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic presents a stunning retrospective of this artist’s prolific career through nearly 60 paintings and sculptures. Kehinde Wiley’s work raises intriguing questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation by portraying contemporary African American men and women using the conventions of traditional European portraiture. Appropriating the format of specific paintings by renowned masters ranging from Titian to Édouard Manet, Wiley often depicts his subjects wearing sneakers, hoodies, and other gear associated with today’s hip-hop culture and sets them against ornate decorative backgrounds that evoke earlier eras and cultures.

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  1. Heather B.

    Just wanted to thank you guys for a great blog. I loved the summer reading highlights, and it’s always fun to see what twist you’ll put on college and local events. Keep up the good work!

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