PFF Introduces: Steven Cozart
PFF sits down with North Carolina artist Steven Cozart as he shares his work and experience with colorism in the black community.
A Walk-Through of Another American’s Autobiography with Director Claudia Volpe
Another American’s Autobiography: Selections from the Petrucci Family Foundation’s Collection of African American Art is a collaboration with the Petrucci Family Foundation featuring over 25 pieces of art from their collection. The selected works will explore American patriotism and identity as it relates to the Black American experience. It will address the challenges of Black patriotism and the circumstances that complicate the relationship between Black Americans and this country. It asks the guests: What does it mean to be patriotic? Who comes to mind when we think of an American Patriot? Can we redefine and reimagine our symbols of patriotism or our expressions of allegiance?
This exhibition surveys work by Black artists who have grappled with questions of American identity, allegiance, and belonging in their practice. The selected artworks aim to affirm the role of Black Americans in shaping our national identity and to elevate civic engagement and constructive patriotism as a valid and healthy expression of a love of country. The exhibition features works from a wide variety of media including film, sculpture, textiles, and more.
The exhibition runs from November 19, 2021 – July 10, 2022 at the Sigal Museum in Easton, PA.
Thank you to Jim Petrucci & Family, Petrucci Family Foundation, Anonymous Donor, Ken & Lois Wildrick, and Claudia Volpe.
This video is funded in part with funding received through the County of Northampton’s Hotel Tax Grant Program.
DRAWN Artist Profile: Steven Cozart
DRAWN: Concept & Craft brings together the diverse works of over 70 artists from around the world in an exhibition that provides a rare, revealing look into the creative process. As part of the exhibition, we have produced a series of interviews that offer insight into each artists’ unique relationship to the art of drawing.
This interview is with North Carolina-based visual artist, Steven Cozart, and comes to us from the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem.