Women & Their Work presented mixed-media constructions by Anitra Blayton in the first solo exhibition at our new gallery.
Blayton’s mixed-media constructions examined the social conditions of African-American women. Blayton imagined the human presence behind worn and familiar objects such as golf balls, freshly picked cotton, chairs, and commodes. Her cabinet-like pieces opened onto stories of a disorderly world enclosed within deceptively elegant and cool frames, her metaphor for distance and cynicism holding reality at bay.
Anita Blayton lives in Fort Worth, TX. She received her BFA from Central Michigan University and her MA in painting from Wayne State University. She also received her MFA in sculpture from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. Blayton’s work, was included in the 1992 CW&TW exhibition Slouching Toward 200: The Politics of Gender, and her work Old Tale on Timeless Pathologies was awarded Best of Show in the 1993 Forth Worth Main Street Fine Arts Exhibition. She has exhibited extensively in Texas and California and her work was seen in the exhibition Artists and Texas Communities at the Metic-Arte Museum.