Tanea Richardson’s three-dimensional forms make a surreal escape from the two-dimensionality of paintings. Crafted from lush textiles and bound with telecommunication wires and cables, her forms reflect both upon fabric work as traditional women’s labor and the way in which our understanding of certain bodies is limited by language. Her drawings, paintings and prints serve as counterpoints to her sculptural works that together illustrate the power of objects as capsules for memory and experience.
Richardson held a residency at Studio Museum Harlem in 2007-2008 and has participated in exhibitions at Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, New York, and EFA Project Space, New York.
Courtesy of Studio Museum Harlem