Intentionally left Blanc, 2012 (Photo without flash)
Intentionally left Blanc, 2012 (Photo with flash)
I saw Hank Willis Thomas' exhibition in January 2014 in Cleveland (OH) at the Transformer Station and at the Cleveland Museum of Art. A multi-talented artist who uses photography, film, web, and installation to explore history, identity, and popular culture. I really liked the various materials he uses such as the screenprint on retro-reflective paper (see above). Another favorite would be the photographs framed using lenticular glass mounts. Having seen the Carrie Mae Weem's show in late 2013 at the Cleveland Museum of Art, I can see how Weems is an inspiration to Thomas'. I couldn't help but empathise with some of the images referring to key moments in American Black History. Thomas' visual imagery is strong and provocative. Here's more on Hank Willis Thomas.