Two bodies of work presented part of “Trace” exhibition at the Gregory School African-American Library.
Photos of plants, flowers, and bark in historic African-American sites throughout Houston
Sites include: College Memorial Park, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Blue Triangle, former site of the Ancient Order of Pilgrims, former home of Rev. Jack Yates, former site of Camp Logan in Memorial Park, and various sites throughout 4th Ward/Freedmen's Town
Mixed-media (Digital photo, cyanotype and paint)
About “Trace” exhibition:
Israel Mccloud and Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud recall local historic, Black sites that are no longer or that have been forgotten in our newest exhibit, Trace. The Artwork in this exhibition brings visibility to these cultural sites in an attempt to recall the vital histories, memories and impact of Black life in Houston. Trace builds on the creative practices of the Mcclouds (father and daughter); he, as a muralist, sign painter and multidisciplinary artist working in various neighborhoods; and she, as an installation artist creating site-specific land installation and maps. The exhibition will include collages of local landscapes of African-American histories; paintings centering on language as it relates to neighborhoods and poetry, among other works of art.