Woolworth’s Sit-Insurgency, 2019 | Jabari Anderson
Woolworth’s Sit-Insurgency, 2019
Graphite, Charcoal on Paper
72 x 46 inches
D. Jabari Anderson is a founding member of Otabenga Jones & Associates and an artist who creates mixed media drawings on handmade paper. He is a graduate of Texas Southern University and has exhibited extensively in and around Houston.
Dawolu Jabari Anderson lives and works in Houston, TX. He has attended Texas Southern University, the John Biggers Art Department and has exhibited at Project Row Houses, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Contemporary Arts Museum, the Menil Collection and was a finalist in the Arthouse Texas Prize. Anderson participated in the 2006 Whitney Biennial: Day for Night and was also a resident at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
The underground railroad insurgencies, 1.2 million members of the Colored Farmers National Alliance in 1886 reaching from Texas across the south, the Alabama Communist Party of black sharecroppers during the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Power Movement, were all labored by our modern mythological champions. These eulogy figure drawings induct them into the primordial constellations by virtue of ancient Timbuktu astronomy. My intention is to count their contributions to humanity with those of civilizations past and to forever traverse the heavens. These are not my creations, but rather the works of a character in my graphic folktale novel series. This is fiction forging reality.