Xaviera Simmons at the High Museum

2008 Driskell Prize winner Xaviera Simmons combines twenty-first-century media and traditional art forms, encompassing photography, performance, video, and installation. Her “Utah Series” follows the artist as she treks through this western state’s rugged and wild terrain, recalling images of western expansion of the United States in early photography and American landscape painting of the nineteenth century. Against the backdrop of the sublime frontier, Simmons reminds us of our shared legacy while questioning the accepted narrative of the United States’ westward expansion and the role of African Americans in the narrative. “18A Untitled,” 2010. #chromogenicprint #driskellprize #highmuseum by highmuseumofart

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