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Image credit: Tanda Francis, Adorn Me, Photo by NYC Parks

Tanda Francis, Adorn Me

July 17, 2018 to July 16, 2019
Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn

Please note: This is a past exhibit that is no longer installed in the park.

Description:

Tanda Francis’ work examines the African presence in public space as a powerful force of beauty and cultural relevance. Inspired by African sculptural tradition, including Ife portraiture, Francis also incorporates Victorian and colonial ornamentation into her work. Adorn Me addresses the underrepresentation of this demographic in public artworks, and provide a healing message during a time of heated debate over monuments erected as symbols of oppression and control.

This exhibition was made possible by the Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant.

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