John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center

Willie Cole

Willie Cole

Willie Cole, The Five Beauties Rising, Image Courtesy of Highpoint Editions and Willie Cole

Willie Cole

Image Courtesy of Highpoint Editions and Willie Cole

Willie Cole: Soles and Boards 

Exhibition:
January 16 – May
 4, 2018 

Artist Talk with Wille Cole:
April 12 at 4pm | BAC Room 130 

Since 1989, Willie Cole has employed the image of the clothes iron in his work. Cole morphs this utilitarian object to represent and reference a range of associations from African masks to scarification to slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. He has also experimented with the ironing board as both a found object and an image that resembles slave ships.

This exhibition presents prints from Cole’s time working at Highpoint Editions in Minneapolis, Minnesota from 2011-2012. 

The Artist Talk with Willie Cole on April 12 at 4pm is supported by the School of Art & Design, College of Fine & Performing Arts, and the WCU Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity. 

 

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