The 1968 exhibition at the Oakland Museum is pretty kitschy, very Hollywood, a spectacle. It wasn’t what I expected. No real analysis, an everyman show, I guess. But here are some pictures of what I took away from it and a sketch from my art journal. It is amazing to see these pants, realize how small they are and wonder what was Janis bawling about being fat for??? (Okay, okay, so she was a little overweight later on. Big deal!)
my sketch, “Janis’ Pants”
better than, “I have a dream” speech
Listen to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, Riverside Church speech (1967) here:
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Kay Rodriques, Northern California (U.S.A.)
Kay Rodriques is a multimedia artist and naturalist. She experiments with various materials -- organic and recyclable -- to create texture in her works. She also experiments with light modeling clay and paste to add dimension to her paintings and collages.
Kay is concerned with absences and presences in history, art and nature. Her work is often whimsical, abstract and figurative.
As a naturalist, Kay is constantly engaged with nature. A great deal of her work is derived from her joy of living in the Bay Area, and also from her love of her native Jamaica.
All works by the artist, © Kay Rodriques 2012. All rights reserved.
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September 4, 2012
Art & Science, Art Chronicles, California, my paintings, collages, drawings
"A Time to Break Silence" speech (MLK, 1967, AIM, America 1968, Art & Science, Bay Area, Black Panther, Bobby Seale, Brown Berets, Chicago's Mayor Daley, inspiration, Janis Joplin, Martin Luther King, MLK's Riverside Church (NY) speech, Oakland Museum, painting, Photography, segregation, Vietnam War
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