The Black Index #ArtTuesday

An examination of self-representation.via HyperallergicLava Thomas’s Mugshot Portraits (2018-) depict ordinary women who organized the Montgomery Bus boycotts in the 1950s, carefully recreating their mugshot photos with Conté and graphite pencil. The lifesize drawings conjure the presence of women often erased from historical narratives, lingering on seemingly supplemental details like...