Laylah Ali - Untitled, 2000Laylah Ali
Untitled, 2000
gouache on paper
13 x 21 inches

Laylah Ali: The Greenheads Series

Williams College Museum of Art
Williamstown, Massachusetts
August 18 – November 25, 2012


Created between 1996 and 2005, Laylah Ali’s Greenheads chronicle the development of her dramatis personae—thin, round-headed two-dimensional beings of indeterminate sex and race—who anticipate, respond to, or enact unseen power struggles. Over forty of these gouache-on-paper works—from a series of more than eighty—have been gathered from numerous collections to present these compelling paintings for the first time as a comprehensive body of work.  The exhibition will allow viewers to examine the evolution of Ali’s series.

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  • Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 2pm
    Gallery Talk: Laylah Ali: The Greenheads Series
    Deborah Rothschild, WCMA Senior Curator Emerita of Modern and Contemporary Art
    at Williams College Museum of Art

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