January 16, 2020
Brentwood Arts Exchange - Main Gallery
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD 20722
Cold Hands, Warm Heart: Myths of Black Womanhood
Thursday, January 16, 2020
In celebration of Black History Month, Curator Deirdre Darden has assembled a thoughtful and poignant group exhibition examining the multi-layered dichotomy of the African American woman as it relates to womanhood and identity through the fabric of the American landscape. The term “cold hands and a warm heart” is explained as appearing stern on the outside while being truly tender from within. Throughout history, black women have often been accused of carrying an intimidating, angry, or stern appearance, while simultaneously being labeled as nurturing,
mothering figures. This exhibition, composed of a diverse collection of artists using different art-making methods, examines this double consciousness that black people, in particular black women, experience.