8/18/12 - 11/25/12

Laylah Ali

Deborah Rothschild, Guest Curator

Created between 1996 and 2005, Laylah Ali (American, b. 1968)’s Greenheads chronicle the development of her dramatis personae—thin, round-headed two-dimensional beings of indeterminate sex and race—who anticipate, respond to, and enact unseen power struggles. Over forty of these gouache-on-paper works—from a series of more than eighty—have been gathered from numerous collections to present these compelling paintings for the first time as a comprehensive body of work. The exhibition allows viewers to examine the evolution of Ali’s series.