An anthology is a collection of essays, poems, or the like compiled by one or more persons. It is a way of gathering a variety of voices speaking to one topic, idea, or theme. Here, we are able to view the creative life of Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe through several visual essays, incorporating Faces, Places, and Spaces. Through her lens, using both black & white and color photographs, Moutoussamy-Ashe connects images across time and geography. This is an autobiographical journey - a visual self-portrait.
This exhibition, exclusive to the Harvey B. Gantt Center, offers viewers insight into the range of Moutoussamy-Ashe's interests and observations as an artist. We see imagery from the African, Asian, and North American continents, from the 1980s, and as recently as March 2011. She muses about herself and the people she has encountered.
This is not a retrospective, yet it spans most of Moutoussamy-Ashe's artistic life. The range of subjects reflects the curious, active mind of the artist behind the lens. We are fortunate to share the life's work of Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe with the audiences of the Harvey B. Gantt Center as we explore the creative energies and output of amazing artists rooted in African-American life and culture.
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