Hecho A Mano
Behind the Facade
Works by Terrance Sanders
Behind the Façade’ is a series of mixed media pieces the artist conceptualized in the fall of 2003. A body of work that articulates sensitive topics such as child molestation, the holocaust, the great depression, the disaster of hurricane Katrina, over the counter prescription drug abuse, corrupt politicians, racism and assassination theories.
Glass Menagerie: The Reserve Glass of J' Renee
A New Orleans native who was forced out of the city by Hurricane Katrina, J. Renee is a brilliant painter that uses collage to relive the trauma of the storm (Katrina). Her medium and technique – collage on reverse glass -- allow her to intelligently calculate each emotion, cultural make-up and intrinsic spiritual nature in the characters she displays. Her works find historical accuracy in the contemporary traditions of New Orleans which are rooted in yesterday’s Yoruba, Igbo and Fon nations. We see reoccurring themes of indigenous spirituality in pieces such as “Voodoo doll” and “Osun devastated”, but we also see the sense of urgency that the artist uses in demanding the salvation of Black New Orleans culture. The multi-layered exhibit served as both a scrap book of African history in New Orleans and public service announcement for the cultural preservation of the city.