Artist Spotlight: Elizabeth Sunday
- Reposted from the WLM Advisors Blog
- “Capture” from the AKAN series by Elizabeth Sunday
WLM Advisors recently got a sneak peek at Elizabeth Sunday‘s impressive new body of work, the AKAN series. Sunday spoke passionately about her work as she walked us through the new images as well as older images from the TUAREG and earlier African series. The AKAN series juxtaposes human and animal forms with a sculptural eye that leans towards the abstract.
Sunday’s photographs are firmly based in the natural world and indigenous communities, reaching back to our origins and the genesis of the natural world. She challenges the western eye to break down negative stereotypes of the “other” as primitive by bringing a tremendous sense of dignity revealed through her mirror photography.
Sunday first began photographing in Africa in 1986 using a large concave mirror of her own design. All the photographs are mirror reflections and are not digitally manipulated. Sunday has exhibited her work at Gallery 291, Louis Stern Fine Arts, The UC Berkeley Museum of Art, LACMA, Fogg Art Museum, the Hammer Museum, and many other important international venues.
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