Periphery Series 

This oil pastel series seeks to address the marginalization of black people in contemporary society. The subjects in each work are personal copies and references, without the strong presence of facial features. The presentations are a commentary on the marginalization of black people in certain spaces that ignore their full humanity in the presence of stereotypes. The body language that is seen in the poses symbolizes an introspective look at existing in unwelcome spaces, where emotions can range from nervousness to resignation.

© 2023 by Kirk Maynard Art 

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