Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, “The Evanesced #107” (2016), India ink and watercolor on recycled, acid-free paper, 12 x 9 inches

Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, The Evanesced #107, 2016
India ink and watercolor on recycled, acid-free paper
12 x 9 inches

The California African American Museum (CAAM) kicks off its spring exhibition cycle this Wednesday with Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop!, an evening of art, food trucks, and DJ sets from Ms. Jck Dvy and DJ PFUNK.

 

Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle: The Evanesced features expressionistic portraits that the artist created while dancing to blues, hip-hop, and club music, conjuring up a centuries-long pattern of the disappearance of African-American women, either through slavery, trafficking, or contemporary violence. On April 27, Hinkle will stage an accompanying performance in the gallery, titled “Embodied Disappearance,” that aims to give physical form to this troubling history.