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Erica Deeman Silhouettes at Laurence Miller Gallery

Install of Silhouettes at Laurence Miller Gallery

"The intersection of womanhood and Blackness -- or simply a relation to the African Diaspora -- are all met in the varying faces, hair-types, faintly distinguishable skin tones and expressions that are reflected in each of the portrait subjects. In spite of the compositional uniformity of the works, each piece successfully amplifies the inalienable presence of each specific woman, as if to validate her mere existence in a way that hints at overarching themes in society as it relates to Black women in particular."