MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair Art Museum has announced a new exhibition opening in February featuring the work of vanessa german and titled “…please imagine all the things I cannot say…” The show will run from Feb. 11 to June 25 at the museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave. in Montclair.
This show will take the form of a large-scale, immersive installation of mixed media artworks and will be the artist’s first solo museum show in the New York City area. The exhibition will include a range of free-standing and wall-based works from the years 2016 to 2021, along with several works from german’s recent solo show, “Sad Rapper,” at Kasmin Gallery in New York City.
A Los Angeles native, german currently resides in rural North Carolina. She is a self-taught sculptor, painter, poet and performance artist who refers to herself as a citizen artist and is interested in art as a form of healing, protection and activism. Her mostly female power figures explore themes of strength, love and justice, while engaging with the complicated history of race in the United States.
Photos Courtesy of vanessa german and Kasmin Gallery