Carver Museum presents John Yancey: Can U See opening reception
The George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center presents John Yancey: Can U See. Yancey, born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, was influenced to create art by the vibrant and sometimes volatile social, political, and artistic developments of the late '60s and early '70s.
Yancey says that his art can be divided into two categories: public art such as murals, ceramic mosaics, and commissioned work and paintings and drawings from his traditional studio practice. With both aspects of his work he “strive[s] to create works that carry the potential to act as agents of continuing cultural inquiry and critique.” His art uses cultural symbols, personal metaphors, and storytelling to deal with issues of race, politics, and retaining culture.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit runs through October 17.