Mixed Media Works by Robert Pitts aka Black Remus
Opening Reception: October 13, 2018, 6-10 pm.
Closing Reception and Artist Talk: November 2nd, 2018, 6-10 pm.
Exhibit runs October 13 through November 3, 2018.
The wailing of the piedmont guitar and the sounds of Hallejuah fills the air and people wither and sweat while the symbols are drawn on the old tent walls and the medicine and roots are mixed behind the curtain. They are cures or the curses… attractions or be gones that you came for. While High John walks among The symbols of something that is as close to you as your own skin but yet out there and otherworldly.
It’s a revival, a medicine show, a confessional, a folktale . All in paint …. It’s working . It’ The Southern Black Call Medicine Show.
The Southern Black Cat Call Medicine Show, is a mixed media showing of 10 pieces that are filled with imagery drawing the vibrant and rich culture of the African American experience and spirituality, the blues of the Mississippi Delta, Folklore , root work, and hoodoo symbolism.
. “Gods always behave like the people who make them.”
― Zora Neale Hurston
“Walk through the fire, children
And you fly through the smoke, oh yeah. .
Sssee my enemy on the end of a
On the end, on a rope.
Gris-gris on your doorstep,
And soon you’ll be in the gutter, children
Melt melt your heart like butter now,
I can make you, o-o-oh, I can make you ssstutter”
― Walk on Gilded Splinter
“The blues – the sound of a sinner on revival day.”
“When Black were brought to the America …they brought the work. And the work may be slow but it is ever moving and creeping. Because it is alive .It is breathed and absorb.”
Curated by Larry Kamphausen