October 15, 2022 — January 29, 2023
This exhibition featuring 30 prints and sculptures celebrates artist Elizabeth Catlett and honors a half century of her artistic activism in support of women, African Americans, and Mexican laborers. Using a stylized modernist approach to figurative works, themes in this exhibition include Black identity, motherhood, civil rights, and labor — issues she tackled with more freedom by emigrating permanently to Mexico in 1947.
Drawn from the personal collection of artist and art historian Dr. Samella Lewis, the exhibition also includes works by Lewis, for whom Catlett was a friend and mentor, and Catlett’s husband, Francesco Mora, with whom she worked at the famed communal graphics workshop Taller de Gráfica Popular in Mexico City.
Organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.
Image above: Roots, 1981, mixed media, edition 12/110