MacArthur “genius” Weems, “one of the most influential artists in America,” according to The New York Times, exhibits a haunting triptych depicting an enslaved South Carolina woman of the Gullah tribe who lived on islands off the coast of America, yearning for Africa. Weems turns dehumanizing history into an homage to the subject’s body and image. Abraham Lincoln said, “If slavery is not wrong, then nothing is wrong.” That’s what these pictures say in a visual way.
Carrie Mae Weems: Untitled (From The Sea Islands Series)
February 11 - June 18, times vary
Henry Art Gallery
4100 15th Ave. NE
University District, Seattle, WAUnited States