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Two Ships Passing in the Night by Vanessa German

Two Ships Passing in the Night by Vanessa German

2 ships passing in the night, or i take my soul with me everywhere i go, thank you, 2014, 47 x 27 x 12 inches 2 decorative ship models, doll parts, cloth, twine, fear, hair grease, tar, love, skateboard, white beads, homewood beads, rhinestones for the eyes, mirror, antique blue ticking, the ocean, slavery on an everyday basis as made real and present […]

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F—- Alla Y’all…by Vanessa German

F—- Alla Y’all…by Vanessa German

F- Alla Yall Motherf-ds, 2012 Mixed media assemblage Courtesy of the artist and Pavel Zoubok Gallery

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The Army by Vanessa German

The Army by Vanessa German

  Army of sculptures for the “i come to do a violence to the lie” exhibit at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Photo taken in Homewood, PA by Heather Mull Courtesy of the artist and Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York

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Forgiveness by Vanessa German

Forgiveness by Vanessa German

  Forgiveness, 2014, 45x55x25 inches Old baby doll body, skateboard, about 100 keys, homewood beads, black weave hair, hope, meanness, old broke toy rifle, ironing board, love, the spirit of protection, hot, like dancing out into the middle of on-coming traffic and not getting hit or hurt at all– just dodging the possibility of destruction, smooth and […]

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chances are by Vanessa German

chances are by Vanessa German

chances are chances are. i may never set anything on fire. it is highly unlikely that i will. burn down any buildings or. do any physical damage to another human being in the name of justice.(unless.you come at me with it. in which case. my mama always did train me to hit hard and often, […]

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Biscuits by Vanessa German

Biscuits by Vanessa German

Biscuits, 2014, 74 x 22 x 28 inches Old wooden biscuit box, watermelon slice from cut down tree, beads twine, cloth, grief, grief, grief, old blackberry cellphones, toy guns, toy cars, toy hand cuffs, pair of nikes I found in the alleyway, all of these glass tears, circus toy thing—takes you on the loopty loop, pain that they […]

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The Stars that You Are Reaching for by Vanessa German

The Stars that You Are Reaching for by Vanessa German

The Stars that You Are Reaching for Are Already Inside of You Mixed-media assemblage, 65 x 25 x 20 inches Photo courtesy of the artist and Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York.

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So Many Dead Black Bodies by Vanessa German

So Many Dead Black Bodies by Vanessa German

So many many dead black bodies, or, the why niggas always gotta be shootin’ when they get mad, or take your beef outside, or, the trauma stays and stays and stays, or once again, the derivative ____ makes a mockable, public spectacle of her grief Old baby doll parts, skate board, found STOP sign, bullseye […]

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i come to do a violence to the lie by Vanessa German

i come to do a violence to the lie by Vanessa German

i come to do a violence to the lie i come to do a violence to the lie and i have a gun and i have my lips i have my hands and i have a claw tooth hammer i have a hatchet and i have my nails i am on wheels and i rage […]

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Vanessa German

Vanessa German

Vanessa German is a visual and performance artist based in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania neighborhood of Homewood. Homewood is the community that is the driving force behind German’s powerful performance work, and whose cast-off relics form the language of her copiously embellished sculptures. She is the founder of Love Front Porch and the ARThouse, a community […]

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