Mickalene Thomas

  title={Mickalene Thomas},
  author={Derek Conrad Murray},
  journal={American Art},
  pages={9 - 15}
  • D. Murray
  • Published 1 March 2014
  • Art
  • American Art
This essay considers how discussions of gender, race, and sexual difference converge in the work of celebrated multimedia artist Mickalene Thomas. Thomas is part of a contingent of African-American contemporary artists associated with the controversial term post-black: a highly contested terminology meant to characterize the aesthetic and conceptual specificities of post-Civil Rights-generation visual artists. Often mischaracterized as a post-racial stance, post-black captures the shifting… 
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