Laylah Ali (American, b. 1968), Untitled, 2004, (detail) gouache on paper, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, 05.3.2. (TL.2012.9)_x1200

Laylah Ali: The Greenheads Series

August 18, 2012 - 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.