Artwork copyright Carrie Mae Weems. Photo courtesy of Washington State Arts Commission.
Artwork copyright Carrie Mae Weems. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Jessica (from the series Mayflowers Long Forgotten), 2003
Carrie Mae Weems
(American, born 1953)
Location: University of Washington, Seattle
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
In her portrait 'Jessica'—part of the 'Mayflowers Long Forgotten' series—artist Carrie Mae Weems re-imagines formal, 19th century portrait photography to honor a young African American girl. The artist is known for work that draws attention to and re-orders ideas of race, class, and gender.
This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with University of Washington.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
New York City-based artist Carrie Mae Weems works in a variety of media. She is best known for her photography, but also produces artworks with text, fabric, audio, and installations. Weems investigates “family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems, and the consequences of power.”
Carrie Mae Weems received her Bachelor of Arts from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia. She received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, San Diego.
|Material Category||Work on paper - photograph|
|Medium||Toned incorporated color coupler print|
|Dimensions||30 in x 24 in|
|Acquisition Method||Curated Selection|
|Artist Location||New York, United States|