FAAAC presents Exploring the Essence of Humanity: An Artist Talk with YoYo Lander
The Friends of African American Art & Culture welcomed home artist and South Carolina native YoYo Lander for a moderated conversation. Through a meticulous process of strategically placing individually stained pieces of watercolor on paper, Lander’s works beautifully capture those small moments in the everyday lives of her subjects, evoking emotion and creating human connection. “My aesthetic is visceral and expressive,” explains Lander. “My passion is to use body language as an introduction to context where one might find a sense of truth.”
Ingrid O. McMillan — FAAAC board member and former curator of history, art and culture at the York W. Bailey Museum at the Penn Center on St. Helena Island, S.C. — engages Lander in conversation.
Recorded January 28, 2023