Shrouds and Spirit Catchers: Woven Paintings by Alonzo Davis are Layered with Personal Meaning and Cultural Symbolism
, 2023-01-18 13:00:46,
Alonzo Davis: The Blanket Series is on display at Parrasch Heijnen Gallery in Los Angeles. The artist spoke about the series during oral history interviews with the University of California
REV. Martin Luther King, Jr., had such a powerful presence, and his image, voice, and actions have been recognized around the world. Reflecting on the civil rights legend who advocated nonviolence in his pursuit of racial justice and human rights, Alonzo Davis He made King’s Peace Canvas (1985), an abstract woven canvas painted in pale mauve and iridescent golden tones in acrylic. The painting speaks of serenity and protection and features the artist’s signature symbol – an arrow pointing up and to the left, indicating his outlook and politics.
The King’s Peace Cloth was created in 1985, 22 years after the March on Washington where it stood among the thousands of people who marched, flew or drove to Washington, D.C. to hear about Martin Luther King Jr. and 17 years after his death. After much reflection on his impact Both nationally and internationally, she inspired me to make art in his honor,” Davis said on his website. “Symbolically, I see the King’s Peace Cloth as both a shroud and a blanket as a soul catcher.”
Alonzo Davis: The Blankets Series is the artist’s first solo show at Parrasch Heijnen Gallery in Los Angeles. Davis presents…
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