Raque Ford “Yours Truly, Georgia Brown”

The International Studio & Curatorial Program

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[Image: Raque Ford "Raque Ford, Yours Truly, Georgia Brown" (2016) laser cut plexiglass]

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Yours Truly, Georgia Brown is a solo exhibition by current resident and New York Community Trust Van Lier fellow, Raque Ford. In this floor to ceiling installation, Ford reimagines the story of Georgia Brown, who was originally portrayed as a temptress in the 1940s film and Broadway musical, Cabin in the Sky. Through Brown’s persona, the artist critically examines the simplistic and short-sighted depiction of black culture in the mid-twentieth century. Ford is particularly interested in the politics of aestheticization, the worship and idolatry of the strong black female in American culture, feminism in pop imagery and music, and consumerism.

Raque Ford was born in 1986, Columbia, Maryland and currently lives and works in Brooklyn. Ford’s recent solo shows include That Which We Call A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet, Soloway, Brooklyn, and Raque, Welcome Screen, London. She has exhibited in group shows at S1, Portland, Oregon; Evelyn Yard, London; 321 Gallery, Brooklyn; SculptureCenter, Queens; and Galerie Division, Montreal.

This exhibition is curated by Juliana Cope, Director of Development and Programs Manager at ISCP.



from September 14, 2016 to October 11, 2016

Opening Reception on 2016-09-13 from 18:00 to 20:00


Raque Ford

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