Powerful women in history are often relegated to bland statements, histories distorted, and those are the lucky ones who get mentioned at all. Maremi Andreozzi’s portraits go even further, and remove the women themselves, and leaves us to contemplate their lives through their iconographies. Jewels, food, delicate lace collars, slim glasses of wine and elegant cats give us what essences history has given these women, and allows us room to create the fantasies these women could never have.
Word of Mouth
Sara Lee Burd reviews Bethany Collins' solo exhibition at the Frist Art Museum which she finds both intellectually and emotionally resonant.
Daniel Fuller tracks the life and lore of James "Son Ford" Thomas, a legendary blues musician and sculptor from the Mississippi Delta.
What would a museum look like if it focused on the fictions of modern history rather than its facts? The Colombian curator, David Ayala-Alfonso, forms an answer in his exhibition on view in Savannah, GA.