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Figure, Painting
Figure, Painting

Figure, Painting took place in 1983 at The Storefront in San Francisco and at The Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City with cornetist Lawrence "Butch" Morris. Seated in the window, the artist followed a script and painted herself with wide brushes in colors inspired by the early 1920’s Fauvist palette of expressionist Alexej Jawlensky (1864–1941): red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. In a choreography of stylized gestures, she applied each color to her body, which was then contrasted, complemented, or obliterated by the next.

“The “figure” in Figure, Painting, became the painter as well as the painting.”
- Sandra Binion

Re-enactment with performer Tara Aisha Willis and cornetist Ben Lamar Gay.

May 18, 2024 at 4:00pm
Roman Susan
1224 W. Loyola Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626