Current Location:
Section 22 (VS) -> Top Shelf (VS22)
Location Notes:
IDC; Vertical Storage; Section 22; Top Shelf

Ignorance & Revelation

Artwork
Identifier:
2019.64.2
Artist:
Rufus Snoddy
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Mixed Media
Date:
2019
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 7.25" Width: 18.5" Depth: 1"
Description:
Split / broken framed canvases have a section of small rainbow colored and patterned pieces and shaped between them. Left canvas has a black frame with half of a black silhouette of a head on a white background. The right canvas has a black frame with half of a whie silhouette of a head on a white background.
Historical Context:
"History often exposes wrongheaded human perspectives, bit it usually takes a long time. We are in the consciousness of a perspective and social construct of color and race in our culture. It is not unlike conquerors of the past who sought to spread and impose a point of view onto those deemed less than or the "other." Displayed is a level of ignorance that is dull, banal and absent of diverse ideas, empathy and color. Seemingly, the concept of coexisting in harmony, unity, space and time, with those artificially relegated as walls obstructing the purity and degree of their happiness, is a non sequitur. But what goes missing are those rich, beautiful experiences of things unknown, the creative compositions of color, shapes and forms of the endless possibilities of what it means to be human and the blessings bestowed upon us to have had a chance to experience this thing we call life." - Rufus Snoddy