Apr 10 2017
May 16 2017
‘Beyond Mammy, Jezebel + Sapphire: Reclaiming Images of Black Women’ presented by I.D.E.A. Space at IDEA Space, Colorado Springs CO

'Beyond Mammy, Jezebel + Sapphire: Reclaiming Imag...

Presented by I.D.E.A. Space at IDEA Space

Engaging a wide range of experiences and artistic practices, the nine artists featured in this exhibition challenge the controlling images of Black women that continue to pervade our culture and influence perceptions.

Their artworks jar loose expectations and replace simplistic narratives with nuanced, sophisticated meditations on contemporary identity.

Frankly addressing idea such as frailty, sexualized power, and racially bounded ideals of beauty, Reclaiming Images presents us with compelling and nuanced examinations of multiple Black female identities and experiences.

Featured artists: Romare Howard Bearden, Robert H. Colescott, Ellen Gallagher, Mildred Howard, Wangechi Mutu, Alison Saar, Lorna Simpson, Mickalene Thomas, Kara Walker.

Curated from the Schnitzer Collection by IDEA and the Alexandria Museum of Art (Alexandria, Louisiana).

Admission Info


Phone: (719) 389-6066

Dates & Times

2017/04/10 - 2017/05/16

Location Info

IDEA Space

825 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903