About "Gullah Me"
"Gullah Me" is a new collection of 21st Century Gullah Art created by native-born Gullah artist, Verneda Lights. The works in the collection are currently in progress. As a combination of traditional and digital media, "Gullah Me" is Gullah art that pushes back and builds upon the historic aesthetic of Gullah visual art while exploring the full-flowering of African retentions of Gullah Culture in the Information Age.
Born into the Gullahgeechee Nation of the South Carolina Low Country (USA), Verneda Lights is a visual artist/ photographer who is well known for her many Afro-surreal and Afro-futuristic works. Her artworks span from traditional (paintings and drawings on canvas and paper), to digital. As an historian, physician, poet, and science writer, Verneda draws upon the history and sub/conscious imagery of the African diaspora. She creates from the belief that science informs art and art shapes science. This year, photo-collages from her “Gullah Me” collection were on display at the 2017 Whitney Biennial, (as part of Occupy Museums’ group exhibit), Woman Made Gallery (Chicago, IL), and City Gallery (Charleston, SC).
- Instagram handle: @vernedalights
- Twitter handle: @vlights