Looking Ahead: Portraits from the Mott-Warsh Collection
Looking Ahead: Portraits from the Mott-Warsh Collection was the first national tour produced by the Mott-Warsh Collection and traveled to multiple national venues from 2010-2013. The theme of the exhibition was the portrayal of the African head in representational and conceptual portraiture. The modern and contemporary artists included in this exhibition explored, both directly and indirectly, the social, political and cultural nuances of the African face and head in fine art and popular visual culture.
Work by the following artists was featured in this exhibition: Charles Alston, Emma Amos, Robert Arneson, Romare Bearden, John Biggers, Mary Borgman, Elizabeth Catlett, Chuck Close, Diane Edison, Chester Higgins, Jr., Whitfield Lovell, Robert Mapplethorpe, Alison Saar, Hank Willis Thomas, Mildred Thompson, Charles White, Peter Williams, John Wilson, Richard Wyatt, Jr. and Richard Yarde.
This exhibition featured artwork in a variety of media: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture. Several of the works were small, intimate pieces, while others were larger in scale and domineering in presence.
Looking Ahead: Portraits from the Mott-Warsh Collection was organized by the Mott-Warsh Collection, Flint, Michigan. The curator for the exhibition was Camille Ann Brewer.
Mary Borgman (b.1959) "Portrait of Kopano Mpuang" Charcoal on Mylar