Close up of the evocative face of sculpture, formed using a soft black material, and accented with found materials, such as a green floral mask, the mouthpiece cut out, and eyes in the shape of hearts, bedazzled around the edges.

Vanessa German: W E

Upholding artmaking as an act of restorative justice, German confronts and begins to dismantle the emotional and spiritual weight imposed by the multi-generational oppression of African American communities.

A woman sits in a rocking chair with her legs crosse and a child seated on her lap. They are both crudely sculpted out of a milky material, painted in a cloud of bright colors, and gazing into the distance blankly.

Always On: Art and Motherhood

The work presented here is not the work that gets made during coveted studio time, but rather made in a space more in-between. A space that is rarely their own, where multiple things are happening at the same time and occupying the same mental, physical, and emotional space.