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CLARISSA SLIGH – Center for Book Arts

Clarissa Sligh engages with the book format to document, deconstruct and redress the structural oppression witnessed throughout her lifetime. Sourcing from U.S. history and her lived experiences growing up in the Jim Crow South, Sligh’s artist’s books utilize text and photography to explore and interrogate the human condition under our normative societal roles and structures. She collages poetry and prose, photographs and drawings, journal excerpts and visual textures to evoke simultaneous intimacy as both spectator and spectacle.

Witnessing Through Artist’s Books

Clarissa Sligh is a visual and conceptual artist, lecturer, and essayist based in Asheville, North Carolina.

BLACK LIVES, history, racism, social justice, wnc writers, women artists, women arts, womens history

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