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Title: Amanda Brown, Senior art student
Other Titles: Senior Thesis Show 2004
Keywords: Art and Art History, Department of;Clough-Hanson Gallery;Student Exhibitions;Images
Issue Date: 26-Jun-1905
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College
Abstract: Amanda Brown exhibited in the 2004 Senior Thesis Show. "Culturally, knowledgeably, and in my lifestyle I am Hispanic as chorizo. My blackness...Well that’s some cornbread that has yet to be baked. These works stem from a desire to identify and characterize a “middle” realm in which I find myself existing. I exist there superficially, as a product of an interracial union between a Hispanic woman and a Black man. Stereotypes play an important role in attempting to locate the “middle”. These works explore the discomfort and guilt in realizing that stereotypes I once cringed at, out of a sense of obligation, can be true. The more work that I create, the deeper the confrontation I encounter with certain stereotypes. I am forced to recognize that blackness is centered on the stereotypes that I see. I am learning how to fit in where I do not exist. It is my hope that in defining blackness, I will be able to unite my two halves to create a stereotypical “middle”."
Description: Received from the Communications Office in 2010.
Appears in Collections:Clough-Hanson Gallery

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