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Reception & Gallery Talk: Madai Taylor

Event Details

September 13, 2018 5:00 PM
Location: Waterloo Center for the Arts
225 Commercial Street
Waterloo, IA
Contact Name: Waterloo Center for the Arts
Email: museum@waterloo-ia.org
Phone: 3192914490
Website: www.waterloocenterforthearts.org

Event Description

Reception & Gallery Talk: Madai Taylor, An Elegy of America in Black and White
September 13, 5:00pm
Sponsored by the Friends of the Art Center
Free admission

On view September 13, 2018 – January 22, 2019
Forsberg Riverside Galleries
A poignant and provocative exhibition of non-subjective works of art with accompanying poetic writings that detail the reason for the pain and suffering of black folk brought by ship and sold into bondage, as it relates to biblical prophecy, against the backdrop of American history, as exacted by the American spirit.

Fort Dodge, Iowa artist Madai Taylor uses a mix of non-traditional materials to create his paintings. The rich layering of Iowa earth, cotton rope and roofing paper produces visually complex surfaces and results in a powerful accumulation of symbolism.