ART 502

HISTORY
OF ITALIAN RENAISSANCE

CATHERINE
WALSH

VIRTUAL

STUDIOLO

ENTER

Jessica

Davis

“…The unseen,” the adjective repeatedly chosen to mysteriously allude to the subjects in the artworks of many artists of color. Black people and other people of color are “the unseen” being mentioned; inadvertently, casting a larger shadow upon them. I read this phrasing in multiple articles that discussed what artists of color are attempting to show in their work. Portraiture, public art, and mixed media pieces are the art forms showcased in my studiolo. Each piece was created by or featured BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and/or Person of Color.) Thematically, my studiolo is broken down into three studies of “the unseen”. The unobserved: portraits express emotions, everyday life, and alternate post- classicism inclusion. The invisible: public art allows many people to interact with it and has the power to affect an entire community. The obscured: mixed media can simultaneously intrigue all the senses.

  • Included Artworks:

  • Illartpeace, We Dare Defend Our Rights, 2020, Collage on board, 36in x 36in, Birmingham, AL

  • Illartpeace, Black Tears Mourn Black Death, 2020, Mixed Media on board, 24in x 36in, Birmingham, AL

  • Illartpeace, Shuttlesworth's Works, 2019, Mixed Media on board, 18in x 24in, Birmingham, AL

  • Illartpeace, Released Peace, 2019, Mixed Media on board and 100 paper cranes, 24in x 4ft, Birmingham, AL

  • Illartpeace, John Lewis, 2019, Mixed Media on board, 18in x 24in, Birmingham, AL

  • Illartpeace, At Odds, Conte on paper, 2020, 48in x 48in, Birmingham, AL

  • Illartpeace, Untitled, Conte on paper, 2020, 48in x 48in, Birmingham, AL

  • Erin LeAnn Mitchell, Imperishable Stars, 2020, Acrylic and fabric, 5ft x 5ft, Birmingham Museum of Art, photo credit: Erin Mitchell

  • Selma Burke, Sadness, 1970, Carved Green Marble, 13 1/4 x 14 1/4 x 8 1/4 in, Swann Auction Galleries: African American Fine Art

  • Augusta Savage, The Harp, 1939, Plaster, 16 ft, Swann Auction Galleries: African American Fine Art

  • Erin LeAnn Mitchell, Acrylic on wall, 2020, 19th/F, Ensley, AL photo credit: Living Walls Atlanta

  • Andy Jordan, Kossula, Acrylic on Wall, 2020, 1901 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL photo credit: Andy Jordan

  • Lydia Walker, Becki Delgado, BlankSpaceBham, 2020, Say Their Names, Acrylic on Wall, 1901 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL photo credit: Blankspacebham

  • Andy Jordan, Collaborative Artists, Illartpeace, 2020, Acrylic, 23rd St S & 1st Ave S Birmingham, AL photo credit: H2Realestate

  • Andy Jordan, Collaborative Artists, Illartpeace, 2020, Acrylic, 23rd St S & 1st Ave S Birmingham, AL photo credit: Frank Couch Photography

  • Blankspacebham, Red Path, The Eyes, 2018, Spray Paint, 39th St & 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL photo credit: Mark Almond

  • Blankspacebham, What you do matters, 2019, Spray Paint, SoZo, Birmingham, AL photo credit: Frank Couch Photography

  • Black Girl Beautiful Collective, Hey Brown Girl You're Beautiful, 2020, Acrylic on Wall, Peter's Street Station

  • Edmonia Lewis, Anna Quincy Waterson, 1866, Marble, 11 7/8 x 7 1/4 x 5 1/8 in, Smithsonian American Art Museum

  • Kwame Akoto- Bamfo, Nkyinkim, 2017, Bronze, National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Montgomery, AL

  • Lewis Communication, Do Something Great, 2019 Photo credit: Amar R Croskey

  • Blankspacebham, illartpeace, Jonathan Evans, Hearts and Hands, 2020, The Pizitz Building photo credit: Joe Songer

  • Zeek Inc., Black Lives Matter, 2020

  • Kehinde Wiley, Randerson Romualo Cordeiro, 2008, Oil Painting

  • Kehinde Wiley, After Sir Joshua Reynold’s Portrait Of Doctor Samuel Johnson, 2009, Archival Inkjet Print, 30 X 24.5 In. Photo Credit: Artnet.Com

  • Kehinde Wiley, Alegoria A Lei Do Ventre Livre , 2009, 2009, Oil Painting, 72 X 60.2 In., Photo Credit: Artnet.Com

  • Kehinde Wiley, Randerson Romualdo Cordeiro Study II, 

  • 2012, Oil Wash And Graphite On Paper, 39.7 X 26.2 In.. Photo Credit: Artnet.Com

  • Jordan Casteel, Self Portrait, 2012, Oil And Paper Collage (With Ink, Graphite And Colored Pencil) On Canvas, 55 7/8 X 43 7/8 In. Photo Credit: Phillips.Com

  • Jordan Casteel, Mom, 2013, Oil On Canvas, 48 X 36 In. Photo Credit: Culturetype.Com

  • Jordan Casteel, Fallou, 2018. Oil On Canvas, 90 X 78in, New York Photo Credit: Jordan Casteel

  • Jordan Casteel, Noelle, 2019, Oil On Canvas, New York Photo Credit: Jordan Casteel

  • Jordan Casteel, Jared, 2016, Oil On Canvas, New York Photo Credit: The Studio Museum In Harlem