Resurfaced Flesh: Black Aesthetics Unbound
Creative Capital Andy Warhol Foundation Grant recipient (2015)
Resurfaced Flesh: Black Aesthetics Unbound aims to examine how several artists engage in the artistic and performative disassembly of the black body. The book’s central claim is that the achievement of modern aesthetic forms are thoroughly inflected and disrupted by enduring racial histories. Focusing on large-scale installations and artistic strategies that draw from conceptualism and minimalism, the book brings themes of figuration, abstraction, and form in aesthetic theory to bear on the racialized and gendered display of the body in contemporary art, and specifically directs readers to the flesh as a frame that denotes how these artists engage in crucial deconstructions of the black body.