Day 26: iona rozeal brown
iona rozeal brown often takes cues from her explorations as a DJ when juxtaposing elements of Japan’s ganguro culture and black American hip-hop and fashion. In such acclaimed works such as 2003’s Untitled I (Female), 2009’s King Kata #3: Peel Out (After Yoshitoshi’s Incomparable Warriors: Women Han Gaku, and A Children’s Story, she also draws upon Japanese Ukiyo-E woodblock prints and paintings.
Listen to Megan Lykins Reich, director of education and associate curator at Cleveland’s Museum of Contemporary Art, talk about the influence of music on her work.
iona rozeal brown reflects on the role that artistic community plays in her artwork. November 3, 2011.
30 Americans is organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. The presenting sponsor at the Corcoran Gallery of Art is Altria Group.
Additional support has been provided by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.