Title Cut and Paste Exhibition Catalogue: 1989-1997; An American Artist's Work.
Binding Soft cover
Book Condition Very Good
Type Soft cover
Size Folio - over 12 - 15" tall
Publisher Houston, TX University of Texas Press 1997
Seller ID 000982
Don Bacigalupi and Marilyn Dern-Foxworth University of Texas Press/Art Museum of the University of Houston Blaffer Gallery. This large paper 20 page folio of Michael Ray Charles' work is folded in half, as issued, with a large paper bag illustrated by him. Included is a 35 page softcover book with an introduction by Spike Lee, and essay by Kern-Foxworth, and interview with the artist by Bacigalupi and Kern-Foxworth, a bibliography and an extremely short biography. A penny is fixed to the rear cover. Also, included are a review sheet and two sheets of promotional material. Michael Ray Charles is a painter whose carefully crafted and faux-aged canvases and works on paper draw attention to race relations historically and in contemporary society. Borrowing pop culture images of characters such as Sambo, Buckwheat, and Aunt Jemima, Charles uses them ironically to comment on racial issues. His concerns range from how tobacco and liquor companies target marketing to minorities to the depiction of African Americans in the entertainment and sports industries to concepts of all-American (i.e., white) beauty.
AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTIST RACE RELATIONS POP CULTURE SAMBO BUCKWHEAT AUNT JEMIMA RACIAL ISSUES BLACK CULTURE SPIKE LEE KERN FOXWORTH