Hedy Klineman Ancestral Spirits, African-American Portraits
Klineman has been commissioned to create portraits for some of
the most eminent members of the African-American cultural community,
including Russell and Danny Simmons, Mary Schmidt Campbell, dance
choreographer Bill T. Jones, and actor Malik Yoba. Her choice of masks
reflects a sensitivity to the cultural significance of these objects and their
innate beauty. Ancestry is reawakened through the masquerade of
photographic superimposition. The earlier sister series, “Tribal Spirits,” is a
celebration of indigenous sculpture in the tradition of modern art's fascination
with these objects.
A show of 25 paintings.