Podcast: Dawn Williams Boyd’s visual arts show at Atlanta Contemporary

"Bad Blood" is one of the searing and difficult images in the racial justice quilts of Atlanta textile artist Dawn Williams Boyd. Boyd's show "Cloth Paintings," is now on view virtually at the Fort Gansevoort Gallery in New York City. Boyd believes its the role of the artist to comment on and reflect on past injustices.
"Bad Blood" is one of the searing and difficult images in the racial justice quilts of Atlanta textile artist Dawn Williams Boyd. Boyd's show "Cloth Paintings," is now on view virtually at the Fort Gansevoort Gallery in New York City. Boyd believes its the role of the artist to comment on and reflect on past injustices.

Credit: Dawn Williams Boyd, artist, quilter

Credit: Dawn Williams Boyd, artist, quilter

This week, we talk about a virtual visual arts show

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This week, we talk about a virtual visual arts show.

Like everything else, the visual arts have felt the impact of the pandemic. It’s made it more difficult to see the work in person, but it’s also prompted museums and galleries to expand online access. This week, we’re talking about the work of Dawn Williams Boyd, whose work you can actually see in person at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. It offers a perspective on the Black experience, through the medium of quilts, or, as they’re referred to here, cloth paintings. Rosalind Bentley brings us a couple of conversations about this show on this week’s AccessAtlanta podcast.

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