Joyce J. Scott: Messages celebrates the renowned career of Joyce J. Scott, an acclaimed Baltimore artist who for over three decades has elevated the possibilities of beadwork as a relevant contemporary art form. Scott uses off-loom hand-threaded beads and blown glass to create arresting jewelry, figurative sculptures, and wall hangings informed by her African American ancestry, the craft traditions of her family (including her quilter mother Elizabeth T. Scott), and traditional Native American techniques, such as the peyote stitch. Scott’s subject matter, whether social and political commentary, violence, gender, or human relationships, reflects the artist’s narrative of what it means to be Black in America. Messages is organized by Mobilia Gallery.
This exhibition was partially funded by The Coby Foundation.