Laylah Ali: The Acephalous Series
Widely known for her iconic series, the Greenheads, which was the subject of a traveling museum exhibition from 2012-13, Ali explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. The precision with which Ali creates her small, figurative, gouache paintings on paper is such that it takes her many months to complete a single work. In The Acephalous Series, Ali has introduced a fraught community of figures, including those with minimal bodies, some who lack heads, and others who appear to be on an endless, determined trek.
Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 11:00am to 4:00pm
Silber Art Gallery, the Athenaeum
1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD 21204, USA