Person by person.
Piece by piece.
It’s an exhibition, and it’s storytelling as well.
A story taking place in the 19th century.
But different people in the usual roles.
It’s art by Hilary Harkness.
And it’s about making history better in the presence for the future.
Focused on the American Civil War.
It’s about racism and freedom, wealth, however you define it, and love. The story Hilary tells in her pictures, inspired by her wife Ara, who’s black.
„To be Black, prosperous and free still comes at an enormous cost,“ does the artist write in her little booklet, which you were able to purchase during the exhibition which ends in two days.
Wimmelbilder. There’s a lot to see. A lot to interpret.
Have a look at Hilary’s other works, too.
The artist is represented by P.P.O.W. gallery.
New York . Broadway