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Yanique Norman’s ‘Introducing the Black-Eyed Susans’ on view at the Center for Art & Theatre on Statesboro Campus

Detail image of Yanique Norman's mixed media work " Cleveland Annexations: Pretty yet when asleep I am dolled up."
Detail image of Yanique Norman’s mixed media work ” Cleveland Annexations: Pretty yet when asleep I am dolled up.” Photo credit: Terrell Clark

Introducing the Black-Eyed Susans is a series of breathtaking works created by Atlanta-based artist Yanique Norman. This body of work is being showcased Nov. 8 to Dec. 1 in the Center for Art & Theatre’s University Gallery on the Georgia Southern University Statesboro Campus.

Norman will be on campus for an artist talk and reception on Monday, Nov. 15, from 5-7 p.m., with the talk beginning at 5:15 p.m. The talk will also be available via Zoom, and guests may preregister for the talk.

Introducing the Black-Eyed Susans marks Norman’s first exhibition at Georgia Southern University. This series will include a number of pieces that find the connection between abstract, textured realities and Black experience to bring the viewer art that seems to live and breathe as it is observed.

“In talking with Yanique and following her work recently, I am excited to see what kind of catalytic intensity she brings to the CAT galleries at Georgia Southern University,” said gallery director Jason Hoelscher Ph.D. “These are intense and complex times, and the intensity of Norman’s work might be just what we need to bring this complexity into focus.”

Norman works in a range of media to explore alienation, identity, decolonialized futures, and the Black psychological body. She was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica, and eventually traveled to the United States at 12 years old. She completed her BFA at Georgia State University to then go on and receive her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, and her work has been shown in (and collected by) museums and public collections nationwide.


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