Sadie Barnette PHONE HOME

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January 16 - April 14, 2019

Sadie Barnette PHONE HOME

Museum of the African Diaspora

Glittering in gold and platinum, the work of Sadie Barnette illuminates relics of a past deeply rooted in West Coast aesthetics and politics. A former artist in residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Barnette presents this installation as an example of a continuous exchange between two centers of Black artistic production. Sculptural speakers, “candy-coated” in holographic car paint, act as both shield and beacon, as the inflection of prismatic light envelops vestiges of her childhood in the Bay Area. With bejeweled offerings of Black power politics and celestial revelry, PHONE HOMEprovides a refuge for those seeking moments of comfort in the reflection of their own light.