Daniel Minter: Carvings reveals the tactile method employed to resurface histories and folklore of the Black Diaspora. Painter, sculptor and illustrator Daniel Minter uses cultural iconography to represent the rich and complex heritage of the Black American South, which he connects to broader rituals and traditions present within the African Diaspora.
The exhibition hosts a collection of painted woodcarvings and linoleum block prints from numerous children’s books illustrated by Minter. It explores Minter’s process, which begins with meticulously carving images into wooden blocks and concludes with colorful reproductions of the image. Daniel Minter: Carvings illuminates the importance and necessity of uncovering cultural icons and symbols from the African Diaspora to build an archive we can access for generations to come.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website