Artists Nathaniel Donnett and Vadis Turner use found objects, are Southerners and impart artistic messages about their communities. But Donnett describes his body of art as “Dark Imaginarence,” based on the lives of Southern poor and working class African-Americans. His use of scrap building parts, plastic and brown paper bags lets him highlight sociopolitical concerns. Turner focuses on what it is to be female. Her abstract art uses feminine objects such as textiles, ribbons and tampons (!) to focus on standard gender roles. Both Donnett and Turner ask you to look deeper, past the materials.
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