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Brenna Youngblood

The Riverside Art Museum (RAM) proudly presents Brenna Youngblood: Lavender Rainbow, running February 1–March 29, 2020.

Brenna Youngblood’s work explores issues of African American identity and representation and often references historically significant moments and organizations in African American history, such as her 2017 sculpture M.I.A. that “refers to the Montgomery Improvement Association, a group co-organized by Martin Luther King, Jr., to guide the Montgomery bus boycott protest in 1955.”

“RAM is very fortunate to showcase Brenna’s work,” says Drew Oberjuerge, RAM Executive Director, “particularly because she was born in Riverside. We are grateful for the work of Lisa Henry to guest curate this exhibition.”

“Brenna Youngblood’s work is both complex and beautiful,” says Lisa Henry, Guest Curator. “While her mixed media pieces fit into the history of the Southern California tradition of assemblage, her work has a unique feel. She pushes the boundaries of the diverse media that she employs. This is a wonderful opportunity for audiences in the Inland Empire to experience the range of Brenna’s work, from her early photographs, to mixed media panels, wooden sculptures, and her impressive abstract painted canvases.”

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