Constructing Images of the Black Male

By Michael Kimmelman on November 11, 1994

There are works in the exhibition that have a certain poetry and subtlety...Maybe what makes Ms. Weems's work stand apart, like Ms. Simpson's, is that it is so different from much of the rest of the show, which focuses on negative stereotypes. It's also the quietly ordinary, human story she tells, one involving both men and women...

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Carrie Mae Weems and Lorna Simpson are UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alumni. For more about their work, please visit:

Carrie Mae Weems

Lorna Simpson

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Carrie Mae Weems, from the Kitchen Table Series, 1990. Images are courtesy of Artist Carrie Mae Weems.

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