An individual details the ear of a lifesize pencil sketch of a figure in a mugshot.

Virtual Artist Talk with Lava Thomas – Mills College Art Museum

Drawing from her family’s Southern roots, current and historical socio-political events, intersectional feminism and African American protest and devotional traditions, Thomas’ practice centers ideas that amplify visibility, healing, and empowerment in the face of erasure, trauma, and oppression.

Toothbrushes, hair clips and various tangled objects are caught up in a mess of hair, braid, and cornrow.

UNSEEN: THE HIDDEN LABOR OF WOMEN

At a moment when Mills is transitioning away from its identity as an historically women’s college, Unseen celebrates the power and legitimacy of women’s experiences.