NOTE: This is part 2 of a two part Art series featuring the 'GOLLY' exhibition by Gary Jo Gardenhire. Please listen to episode 1 with Professor Justin Randolph Thompson HERE
In discussion with friend and Artist Gary Jo Gardenhire, discussing his controversial exhibit ‘GOLLY’ and how he processed being called a ‘Golliwog’ here in London. Accompanying visual short doc piece will follow.
"I began painting their images on historical prints to disrupt the status quo, making space for (re)thinking history, race and to reclaim cultural narratives."
Gary paints, draws and sculpts, find him on
Gary's 'Golly' pieces, were shown in Florence as part of their Black History Month events.
Before the Coronavirus pandemic, Anita visited Florence to view the works at SRISA https://srisa.org
For further information on Back History Month Florence, and to help with research, contact Justin and the team below
Website:- Black History Month Florence