Weems, Carrie Mae, 1953-
- Existence: 1953
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents This exhibition and catalogue consisted of five groups of Weems' work: the Sea Island Series; The Africa Series; From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried; Who What When Where; Ritual & Revolution. The works express the artist's observations on identity, race, gender, class, slavery, and the African diaspora. The artist often combines text with photographic images. As Thomas Piche, curator, writes in his essay, "The use of text is also a way to alter the objectifying, dispassionate gaze of the camera, to restore the subjective voice, to reinsert a human dimension. Text is a way to direct meaning, to bring in the artist, not the artist as a mediator of universal truths, but the artist as auteur, directing the reading of a text with an authority that is derived from engagement with a point of view. Weems exploits the various results of combining image and text in her work in order to expand upon the layers and levels of meaning that her photoworks are able to embody." -- Source...