Tawny Chatmon: Inheritance at Fotografiska New York*

“Tawny Chatmon is a self-taught artist working in the field of photography for over 16 years. She sees her photographs as a first layer of communication, further articulated by uniting them with other photographic and artistic elements, including paint, digital collage, illustration and gold leaf. This exhibition, organized in collaboration with Galerie Myrtis, aims to change the traditional African American child’s experience in a museum setting will include works from her series The Awakening, Byzantine Contempo, and The Redemption.” — Fotografiska

“As the mother of three children, the primary theme that drives my current art practice is celebrating the beauty of African American children, maternal relationships and familial bonds. Presently I am drawn to creating portraits that are loosely inspired by works painted during the 15th-19th centuries with the specific intent of bringing to the forefront faces that were often under-celebrated in this style of work.” — Tawny Chatmon

Installation views of Tawny Chatmon: Inheritance. Photos by Corrado Serra.

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*PLEASE NOTE: Fotografiska New York is temporarily closed to the public.