03/23/2013 08:30 am ET

Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle on the ImageBlog March 23, 2013

The Uninvited, Acrylic paint on polyfilm printed photo, 20 x 30 2009-12

This piece is from “The Uninvited” series that is currently featured in the Studio Museum in Harlem’s show Fore. The series focuses on the act of drawing and painting to re-construct and interrupt the narratives that took place within late 19th century and early 20th century French West African ethnographic postcard imagery. Through drawing the act of a virus entering the body in question and rendering the body as a host I create a metaphor for colonialism as a disease.