Studio Museum in Harlem, 2015 / New York, NY
PUNCTUATED BLACKNESS, (Woodblock Print, 2013) interrogates the labels we assign to ourselves and the ones that are assigned to us. The punctuation marks serve as different symbols of inquiry and decisiveness around identity. Punctuation is supposed to disambiguate the meaning of sentences -- provide some form of narrative stability but because these markers take on different meanings in a variety of contexts, meaning is often liminal and thus unstable. Identity is unstable and always a source of inquiry.
Also, read: Primer For Blacks // BY GWENDOLYN BROOKS