Malene Barnett | Guest Curator
Malene Barnett is an artist, activist, and authority on the cultural traditions and practices of art in the African diaspora, and how it translates into her vision of the modern black experience. Through her own artistic practice she continues to evolve her craft and share her African heritage with a global audience. We're honored to present her curation and thoughts on her selected Tappan artworks.
“It’s important to document the everyday moments of black life. These photographs bring me joy.”On Jaimie Milner's Frohawk Two Feathers
“I’ve always gravitated towards art in shades of teal or turquoise, because it’s an energizing yet tranquil color. I love this figurative sculpture. The color is unexpected and accentuates the silhouette.”On Firoozeh Neman’s Gaia
“I’m a die hard pattern lover and I’m drawn to the sculptural elements, color and heritage references in this painting.”On Helen Rebekah Garber’s Sekhmet III