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Hoodoo Assassin # 6 (the Chameleon)

Modern and Contemporary Art

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Hoodoo Assassin # 6 (the Chameleon)

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

René Stout
Renee Stout
American, born 1958

Date

2019

Medium

Oil on handmade paper

Accession #

2020.191

Dimensions

12 x 12 inches

Location

On View - Anne Cox Chambers Wing, Skyway, Gallery 422

Description

This work is from an ongoing series titled Hoodoo Assassins, which refers to an army of real and imaginary women created by the artist to protect a symbolic space she calls “The Parallel Universe.” Here she has found refuge during the past four years of police violence and the resurgence of White supremacist terrorism. Her subjects channel the personas of subversive individuals who project a self-possession that exudes strength and resolve. Stout says, “while we may be in this mess, we don’t have to succumb to it and allow ourselves to be of it.”

Credit

Gift of Baxter Jones and Dr. Jiong Yan, in memory of Julia Block Jones, C. Baxter Jones, Jr., Margaret Davison Block, E. Bates Block, and Manping Zhou