"Leaving Mississippi: Reflections On Heroes And Folklore" Opening

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Houston Museum of African American Culture says
"Leaving Mississppi: Reflections on Heroes and Folklore" will be on view at the HMAAC from April 24, 2015 - July 12, 2015.

**An Artist Talk featuring Najee Dorsey will take place on April 25, 2015 at 2pm.**

Najee Dorsey's Mississippi Delta roots emerge as he pays homage to a cast of colorful characters, historic events and conditions of Southern life, while creating commentary about current economic and social conditions in America. The mixed media works showcase heroes of the civil rights movement, early 20th century participants in civil disobedience and folklore legends including Dangerfield Newby, Bass Reeves and Robert Charles. The work combines themes that have interested Dorsey for the past few years: journeys that people embark upon as they search for a better life, and the resistance of those who stay where they are to fight the powers that be. The artist uses a variety of materials, including photographic imagery, ripped paper, paint and found objects. Each composition blends multiple textures, colors and layers. Previously at Columbus Museum of Art.
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By: Houston Museum of African American Culture

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