Melanie Stevens: Graphic Interventions
March 18, 2019
Melanie Stevens: Graphic Interventions is currently on view at KSMoCA (4906 Northeast 6th Avenue).
The exhibition is a collection of excerpts of pages from the comics and stories of Melanie Stevens. Stevens uses sequential art to investigate narrative as a site of reflection or reinforcement of societal power structures and over determined norms, specifically the manner in which stories (both real and fictional) supposedly centering people of the African diaspora have a long history of appropriation and erasure.
Melanie Stevens is an artist, illustrator and writer. She is the creator of the graphic novel series, WaterShed, and the co-founder and editor of Miss Anthology, an organization that supports and publishes racially and economically diverse young comic artists who identify as female or LGBTQIA+. She is also the co-curator of Nat Turner Project, a migratory gallery space that grants artists of color the freedom to create or express their own language within and without the parameters of racial commodification or designation. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree for Political Science from Yale University and her Master’s of Fine Arts d
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