In partnership with The Black Art Today Foundation, BWI Marshall Airport proudly presents the Wombmanity exhibition curated by Alicia B. Clark and Lisa A. Lumford Clark, Co-Founders of The Black Art Today Foundation.
The exhibition features the artwork of following phenomenal artists: Kibibi Ajanku, Tanya Bracey, Karen Y. Buster, Anita Carrington, Dr. Vanessa Chappell-Lee, Keiona Clark, Maria Lana Queen, Faith Ringgold, Alma Roberts, Joyce J. Scott, Deborah Shedrick, K Starks, and Zsudayka Terrell. Special recognition to Raven Fine Art Editions and Goya Contemporary Gallery for loaning Faith Ringgold and Joyce J. Scott paintings. Special thanks to the jurors Dr. Curlee Raven Holton, Larry Poncho Brown, and Jacqueline Thompson. Lastly, Mr. James E. Murphy, Jr. for exhibit design and layout.
"The art in this exhibit embodies the complexities of humanity as experienced by women of the African Diaspora. Through their medium, the artists tell their stories and the stories of their ancestors, addressing today’s societal challenges.
These works lay the foundation for the next generation of creative women to document the stories of those yet to be seen or heard with the intentional purpose of making a difference in the world.These works are from the wombs of these artists.
Like life, each piece starts within and is protected and nurtured until it, “is.” Even when it “is” there is much work still to be done. Just like a child, it must be prepared to carry the weight of its purpose, convey its messages, and take its rightful place in the world that challenges its very existence.
The body of work you see before you tells the stories of the daughters, sons, and grandchildren brought forth from their creative wombs. Each piece birthed from a common genotype but authentically and unapologetically unique in its purpose.
We challenge you to look beyond the work and find its purpose and message and take their lessons with you."