Jaimee Todd: Fluid Resistance: Heroism in Two Acts

Image: Jaimee Todd, "Nurtured". c/o Paul Robeson Galleries

Paul Robeson Galleries

CJ Gallery, Center for Law and Justice, Rutgers University – Newark

“Fluid Resistance: Heroism in Two Acts” features a selection of recent work by Jaimee Todd. Of her work, the artist states:

“I specialize in Inkscape photography, which involves photographing ink and acrylic paint submerged in water. I frequently combine these abstract images with portraits of people from the African Diaspora. In my “Black Superheroes” series, I focus on Black civil rights icons whose portraits I abstract as a way to signify the magnitude of their heroism. My other series, “Belle Noir”, is a celebration of Black womanhood. In this context, I use my abstracts to highlight the complexity of Black women and challenge society’s insistence on rendering them invisible. Black women have historically been misrepresented in mainstream culture and my work endeavors to honor their intelligence, beauty, vulnerability and bravery.”