On view at The Print Center, Philadelphia | RAQUE FORD

Raque Ford, Restless words exist, 2022. Drypoint watercolor monotype, 46 3/4 x 30 3/4 inches (118.7 x 78.1 cm)

RAQUE FORD: Where do I start?

September 8–November 11, 2023
The Print Center, Philadelphia

From the Print Center:
"Opening on September 8th in The Print Center’s second floor galleries, Where do I start? is a comprehensive exhibition of monoprints and sculpture by Brooklyn-based RAQUE FORD (she/her). This is her first institutional solo show and the first to highlight the artist’s innovative print works.

Ford juxtaposes icons of pop feminism, including peace signs, flowers, cherries and references to Beyoncé, with expressionistic gestures. She recalls the Minimalist pursuit of politicized abstraction, such as Melvin Edwards’s steel metal sculptures of the 1970s that evoke the racial politics of the civil rights movement, as well as Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ go-go dancer platform from 1991, a work about collective expression during the AIDS crisis. Ford’s exploration of language is evident in the lines of text physically cut into the sculptures and layered in the prints. These snippets, culled from her own poetry and diaries, along with found texts, make reference to her experiences as a Black woman."

For more information, please visit The Print Center's website.


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